Faculty Mentors

Guillermo Prado, PhD

Dean, Graduate School
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Nursing & Health Studies; Public Health Sciences; Psychology

University of Miami


Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Dean of the Graduate School; and Professor of Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Miami. Previously, he was Miller Professor and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami.

Prado’s leadership extends beyond the University of Miami, as the current 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.

As a researcher, Prado broadly focuses on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of parenting interventions for Hispanic youth and their families. His research has appeared in over 140 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He has been PI, Co-I, or mentor of over $100 million dollars of NIH funding. He is currently PI of NIDA/NIH funded study evaluating the effectiveness of an online adaption of Familias Unidas, an evidence-based family intervention, for Hispanic youth in primary care. He is also the Director of the Investigator Development Core of the NIMHD/NIH funded Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities. His research has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the National Hispanic Science Network, the Society for Prevention Research, and the Society for Adolescent and has been featured in several domestic and international news outlets, including the Miami Herald and CNN en Español.

Selected Publications:

Lozano, A., Estrada, Y., Tapia, M. I., Dave, D. J., Marquez, N., Baudin, S., & Prado, G. (2022). Development of a family-based preventive intervention for Latinx sexual minority youth and their parents. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 28(2), 227–239. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000506. PMID: 34735168.

Prado, G., Fernandez, A., St George, S. M., Lee, T. K., Lebron, C., Tapia, M. I., Velazquez, M. R., & Messiah, S. E. (2020). Results of a Family-Based Intervention Promoting Healthy Weight Strategies in Overweight Hispanic Adolescents and Parents: An RCT. American journal of preventive medicine, 59(5), 658–668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.06.010. PMID: 33011010; PMCID: PMC7577952.

Prado, G., Estrada, Y., Rojas, L. M., Bahamon, M., Pantin, H., Nagarsheth, M., Gwynn, L., Ofir, A. Y., Forster, L. Q., Torres, N., & Brown, C. H. (2019). Rationale and design for eHealth Familias Unidas Primary Care: A drug use, sexual risk behavior, and STI preventive intervention for hispanic youth in pediatric primary care clinics. Contemporary clinical trials, 76, 64–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.11.005. PMID: 30453076; PMCID: PMC6331011.