Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., NAM
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Dean of the Graduate School; and Professor of Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and 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. Dr. Prado’s research broadly focuses on reducing health disparities and specifically on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of parenting interventions to prevent substance use and sexual risk behaviors and promote mental health, physical activity, and quality diet among Hispanic/Latinx populations. These interventions are currently being implemented in over 20 cities across the Americas. Prado’s research has appeared in over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has been funded by approximately $100 million of NIH and CDC funding as PI or Co-I, including over $5 million of current funding. Prado has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the National Hispanic Science Network, the Society for Prevention Research, and the Society for Adolescence and has been featured in several domestic and international news outlets, including the Miami Herald, NBC, and CNN en Español. He has also been invited to serve as a witness to the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparities and Fairness in Growth. Prado was part of the inaugural cohort of the Miami Herald’s Top 40 Under 40. He is immediate past President of the Society for Prevention Research; a member of the National Academy of Medicine; a member of the Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; and a Member of Research!America’s Board of Directors.