Faculty Mentors

Guillermo Prado, PhD

Dean, Graduate School
Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences 

Director, Division of Prevention Science and Community Health 

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 and Psychology at the University of Miami. His research broadly focuses on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of parenting interventions for Hispanic youth and their families. Prado’s research has appeared in over 140 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He has been PI, Co-I, mentor, or consultant of over $100 million dollars of NIH. 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. Prado is currently the Director of the Investigator Development Core of the NIMHD funded Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities. He is also the 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.

Selected Publications:

St George, S., Petrova, M., Kyoung Lee, T., Sardinas, K., Kobayashi, M., Messiah, S., & Prado, G. (2018). Predictors of Participant Attendance Patterns in a Family-Based Intervention for Overweight and Obese Hispanic Adolescents. International journal of environmental research and public health15(7), 1482.

Vidot, D. C., Prado, G., De La Cruz-Munoz, N., Spadola, C., Cuesta, M., & Messiah, S. E. (2016). Postoperative marijuana use and disordered eating among bariatric surgery patients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases12(1), 171-178.

Prado, G., Huang, S., Cordova, D., Malcolm, S., Estrada, Y., Cano, N., … & Brown, C. H. (2013). Ecodevelopmental and intrapersonal moderators of a family based preventive intervention for Hispanic youth: A latent profile analysis. Prevention Science14(3), 290-299.