Dr. Prado’s applied and basic research area focuses on the prevention and reduction of substance use and HIV risk behavior health disparities among Hispanic youth, as well on the application of advanced statistical methodology to understand the socio-contextual determinants of health and the evaluation of behavioral health interventions for Hispanic adolescents.Dr. Prado’s program of research has been continuously funded by the NIH since the first year of his doctoral program. He is currently the principal investigator of an effectiveness trial of Familias Unidas, one of the few interventions to have been found efficacious in preventing and/or reducing substance use and HIV risk behaviors among Hispanic youth. Dr. Prado’s research has been recognized by the Society for Prevention Research and the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse. Dr. Prado is currently an Associate Professor and the Acting Chief of the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Most recently, he was selected by the Miami Herald as one of the Top 20 Business Leaders and Innovators in South Florida under the age of 40.
University of Miami, Miami, United States