Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Prado – School of Education & Human Development

Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Prado

Dr. Guillermo "Willy" Prado

Division of Prevention Science and Community Health

He is Dean of the Graduate School; Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, Psychology, and Nursing and Health Studies; and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the University of Miami. His research broadly focuses on the development and evaluation of parenting interventions for Hispanic youth and their families. Dr. Prado’s research has appeared in over 130 peer-reviewed articles. He has been PI, Co-I, mentor, or consultant of over $100 million dollars of NIH. As Dean of the University of Miami’s Graduate School, Dr. Prado has developed programming around responsible conduct for research, professional development, and grantsmanship for all graduate students at the University of Miami. Dr. Prado has also had key roles in training components on NIH funded centers of excellence. He was the co-chair of NIDA’s Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology and is currently the Director of the Investigator Development Core of the NIMHD funded Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities. Finally, Dr. Prado is President of the Society for Prevention Research; a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States; and a Board Member of Research!America, the country’s largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority.