NIMHD DSS: Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado

Reducing Health Disparities in Hispanic Families: 20 Years of Research, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities

Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado

Guillermo (Willy) Prado, Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
Dean, Graduate School
Professor, Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology
University of Miami

Virtual seminar conducted October 6, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

NIH Videocast

Presentation Objectives

  • Highlight existing health disparities among Hispanic/Latinx youth
  • Provide an overview of Familias Unidas, a preventive intervention for Hispanic sexual minority youth and their families
  • Share lessons learned and opportunities for future research

Guillermo (Willy) Prado, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami. He is 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 Infections in the United States; and a board member of Research!America.

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 principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous NIH grants.

His research 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 and CNN en Español.

Seminar Logistics

  • The seminar will be videocast and available on this page and in the NIH Video archives after the presentation.
  • Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request.
  • Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews (phone: 301-402-1366) at least five business days before the event.

Page updated October 20, 2022