Mission: To reach, teach, and inspire innovations in prevention science and implementation science methodology at a national and international level.

Directed by Dr. C. Hendricks Brown

Funding Agency: NIH Office of Disease Prevention
Grant Number: P30DA027828-07S1

About PSMG

The Prevention Science and Methodology Group is a virtual network of more than 425 empirical researchers and methodologists
aimed to advance the field of prevention science and support the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs.

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In 1996, Dr. Hendricks Brown started PSMG. From 2010-2016, PSMG was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH040859 22-27). In 2017, PSMG received funding from the NIH’s Office of Disease Prevention, through a supplement to the NIDA-funded Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV (Ce-PIM), to expand the reach of PSMG to include public audiences.

With consistent NIH support, PSMG has hosted a dozen cross-site meetings of NIH Prevention Centers, delivered more than 200 virtual presentations, and its members have developed over 100 publications in prevention methodology. Its critical role in developing the field of prevention science has been noted in the National Academy of Medicine consensus report on prevention science, calling PSMG a major interdisciplinary network of "prevention scientists conducting cutting-edge randomized trials and expert methodologists who are committed to addressing the key design and analysis problems in prevention research".

With this new funding to support PSMG as an open-access resource, PSMG now serves as a major networking and dissemination arm of Ce-PIM. We are providing free access to past and current PSMG grand round presentations.

Watch the video below to see Dr. C. Hendricks Brown, Director of PSMG, announce this exciting news!


PSMG Virtual
Grand Rounds


The PSMG grand rounds are now conducted virtually over the internet, allowing the audience to view, question, and comment live from their own computer with leading scientists and methodologists at no cost. Access to live presentation is restricted to PSMG members. However, PSMG presentations are recorded and will be publicly accessible on our website two weeks after the presentation date.

The 2017-2018 year of PSMG will run from September to May with presentations on Tuesdays from 12:00pm-1:30pm CST. We will have sessions devoted specifically to HIV Prevention (chaired by Nanette Benbow and Gregory Phillips), Implementation Science (chaired by J D Smith), Agent-Based Modeling (chaired by Wouter Vermeer), and Innovations in Research Designs (chaired by Booil Jo).

The session chairs can be reached via email at:  
Nanette Benbow: nanette.benbow1@northwestern.edu
Gregory Phillips: Glp2@northwestern.edu
J.D. Smith: jd.smith@northwestern.edu
Wouter Vermeer: wouter.vermeer@northwestern.edu
Booil Jo: booil@standford.edu

If you would like join live presentations, please see below for details on becoming a PSMG Member.



PSMG Membership

PSMG Membership is free and informal, but includes several benefits: access to live weekly presentations, weekly newsletters, and networking opportunities with leaders in the field of implementation methodology, prevention research, and innovative statistical methods.  Become a member of the PSMG community today by signing up for our weekly programming!


PSMG Leadership Team


C. Hendricks Brown, PhD




Tatiana Perrino
Lee Van Horn
Gregory Lee Phillips II
Juned Siddique
J.D. Smith
Tom Valente
Wouter Vermeer
Peter Wyman

Nanette Benbow
Ahnalee Brincks
Eric Brown
Gracelyn Cruden
George Howe
Booil Jo
David MacKinnon
Bengt Muthén