Welcome to the Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI) where it is our mission to improve health and healthcare across the lifespan through research, education, and service. The GPI works to support the community through innovative research with the goal of better understanding and preventing some of our state and nation’s top killers – like cardiovascular disease and obesity.
Our research on mechanisms related to disease has helped transition observational studies into clinical trials with a direct impact on patient care. These studies have the potential of changing patient care in high risk populations. Our research focuses on hypertension, diabetes, obesity, lung disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, diet, inflammation, alcohol intake, music, stress reduction and early life stress to name a few. These changes have increased our total funding to $100 million since our inception. Our continued growth and development will allow us to continue serving the community in disease prevention and treatment.
The Georgia Prevention Institute offers a variety of opportunities for members of our community and the surrounding area to partner with us in research. Our clinical research studies, all of which are compensated, take place at our facility at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. These studies offer the opportunity to impact the health and lives of our generation and those to come. If you are interested in learning more about the research studies available at the GPI, follow the Ongoing Clinical Research tile where you can learn about active studies and how you can become involved!