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 obtained his doctoral degree in Epidemiology and Public Health in 2005 from the University of Miami. Dr. Prado is currently Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami. He is also the Lenoard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prado is a prevention scientist with extensive experience in health disparities research, drug abuse and sexual risk behaviors among youth, and in designing and evaluating culturally-specific, family-based preventive interventions for Hispanic youth. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has received over $15 million dollars of NIH and CDC funding as PI and another $70 million as mentor and co-investigator. Dr. Prado’s research has been recognized by various professional organizations, including the Society for Prevention Research, the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, and the Society for Research on Adolescence. Dr. Prado is currently a Board Member of Research!America and President elect of the Society for Prevention Research.

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.