The Prevention Research Lab is directed by Wendy Kliewer, Ph.D., in the Department of Psychology at VCU. Our lab is committed to mentoring VCU undergraduates in research; developing undergraduates as leaders; and honing the research, writing and presentation skills of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars affiliated with the lab. Dr. Kliewer and her doctoral students teach PSYC 494: Prevention Research Internship each semester where together they work on a variety of prevention-oriented research projects.


I am an undergraduate at VCU interested in participating in the Prevention Research Internship course.

I am interested in working with Dr. Kliewer as part of my graduate studies.

ABCD (Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development): Teen Brains, Today's Science, Brighter Future

Dr. Kliewer is a co-investigator on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. 

Read more about the ABCD study.