History

The Institute evolved from the Social and Behavioral Research Center for Rural Health, initiated and co-founded by the PPSI Director in 1987. The original Center supported a program of research directed toward the aforementioned goals. Through history, this program of research progressed to the point of organizing a dedicated research unit at ISU (PPSI), approved by the Board of Regents in 2004. Since the late 1980s, the Institute's research model has followed a developmental progression. The research model entails close cooperation with communities in which preventive intervention research is conducted, assisted by the Cooperative Extension Service, with each new major project incorporating a stronger partnership component than the one before it. PPSI was designed to build on this model, serving as a platform for a national network to support partnership-based prevention programming and research. In 2016, PPSI became the Coordinating Center for North American Universities in collaboration with the Colombo Plan-ICCE and the U.S. Department of State/INL to disseminate the Universal Prevention Curriculum within and through universities in the U.S. and Canada. In the summer of 2017, PPSI became a part of the Department of Human Development and Family Students within the College of Human Sciences.

 

 

2017

Joins Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences

 

2016

Becomes UPC Coordinating Center for North American Universities

 

2016

Supports Co-Founding of the ICUDDR

 

2012

Centerpiece PROSPER Project Joins Social Impact Exchange

 

2007

Lead Institue on SPR's Translational Research Taskforce

 

2004

PPSI Approved by Board of Regents

 

2002

Prevention Center Proposed

 

2001

IRISS-Organized "umbrella" Institute for Prevention Research

 

2001

NIH-Funded PROSPER Grant Award

 

1996

NIH-Funded MERIT Award (CaFaY)

 

1991

NIH-Funded Project Family Grant Award

 

1991

Lead ISU Center for Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation

 

1986

Seed Grants for Applied Research