Research Priorities

Prevention research spans all diseases and conditions, populations, and phases of life. The ODP curates tools, resources, and information to support research on factors associated with some of the leading issues in public health and on the dissemination and implementation of results.

Read the PRCC definition of prevention research.

Research Needs & Gaps

Find resources and activities that identify areas, services, programs, and policies where there are prevention research needs and gaps.

Prevention Research Expertise Survey (PRES)

Share your methodological and content areas of expertise with the ODP, and NIH staff may invite you to serve as a peer reviewer for research applications or to speak at an NIH seminar or workshop.

Resources for Researchers

Search a library of tools and resources to help you develop and conduct prevention research projects.

Scientific Areas

Find tools from the NIH and its federal partners to help develop and conduct high-quality research projects. Based on some of the major public health issues in the United States, each scientific area includes information on research needs and gaps, training, and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

Dissemination & Implementation (D&I)

Find D&I frameworks, theories, and models; a selection of programs, practices, and interventions; and examples of the successful implementation of research into practice.