The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) announced Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Prado as the organization’s new president. Dr. Prado, who is the division director of prevention science and community health at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, professor of public health, and dean of the University of Miami Graduate School, began the role on June 1, 2019.
“Dr. Prado’s vision, passion, and commitment to the advancement of prevention science world-wide will provide outstanding leadership to SPR over the next two years,” said out-going SPR President Dr. Leslie Leve, professor at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Prado, who has been a member of SPR for 17 years, has been engaged in the activities of the organization by serving on the Board of Directors, the Diversity Network Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Early Career Preventionists Network, the Fellows Selection Committee, and as chair of the 2013 SPR Annual Meeting.
“I’m excited to be able to give back to the organization that I have benefitted so much from,” Dr. Prado added.
In a statement from SPR, they said, “Dr. Prado’s extensive involvement in the organization is due to his dedication to the field of prevention science, his interest in improving the lives of the communities he serves, and his commitment to the training of the next generation of prevention scientists.”
“His commitment to educating and mentoring early career scientists is evident by the fact that the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the University of Miami houses a small but growing number of master and doctoral programs in prevention science,” SPR added.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on June 14