ECPN Events


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To help you navigate SPR 2022, download the 2022 meeting app before arriving in Seattle. Click here for information on how to download. Program schedule is also available online and PDF (subject to change).

Throughout the Conference


We all love the session coffee breaks, but now there is another reason: the ECPN Table (located in the registration area).  Drop by to meet other early career prevention scientists, pick up information about ECPN conference sessions and other upcoming training events, and pick up your ECPN name badge ribbon.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Make sure you enter our raffle for the chance to win a free 1-year SPR membership. 


Have some fun and engage with others by playing ECPN bingo!

  • For each BINGO you get (up to 3), you will get an extra raffle ticket for a chance to win a free 1-year SPR membership (see above).
  • Get an X (both diagonals), and you will be entered into a separate raffle for a chance to win one of three $25 gift cards!

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


The ECPN Student Poster Contest was initiated in 2009 to encourage student attendance and participation in the annual meeting, increase student visibility at the conference, attract new student members to SPR and ECPN, and encourage existing student members to become full members upon graduation. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to enter. The posters will be displayed during the Tuesday and Wednesday evening SPR poster sessions, and winners will be announced on Thursday at the awards presentation. The winners will receive a monetary award plus a free 1-year SPR membership. Honorable mention poster presenting authors will receive a 1-year SPR membership. SPR memberships will be awarded for the next year (2023).  Judging criteria include innovation, the importance of the research topic to the field, quality, use of advanced methods, and contribution to prevention science.  We are very excited that the ECPN Student Poster Contest continues to be an annual event. Come browse the poster presentations and be sure to stop by to learn about the research of the ECPN Poster Contestants!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Time: 7:30-8:15am

Co-Chairs: Martha Zimmermann, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School & Raven Weaver, PhD, Washington State University

Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle – Level 4 Mezzanine

Please stop by!


ECPN INVITED SYMPOSIUM & LUNCHEON: Life cycle of implementation science

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 11:55 pm – 1:00 pm

ECPN “LUNCH” (registration required)

Welcome and Introductions:  Melissa Cox, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Chairs and Organizers

  • Chanler Hilley, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Arizona State University
  • Emily Hennessy, PhD, Director of Biostatistics, Harvard Medical School
  • Kathryn Bruzios, MS, Graduate Student, Washington State University


  • Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH, Associate Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Lisa Saldana, PhD, Senior Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center
  • Linda M. Callejas, Ph.D.; Research Assistant Professor; Child & Family Studies Department, University of South Florida


Although implementation science has a similar focus to traditional interventional research, it also focuses on what makes an effective intervention implementable in real settings outside the controlled laboratory, no easy task. This session will address all the ins and outs of implementation science as well as discuss questions related to whether (and how) the practice of implementation science is feasible for early career investigators. Invited panel members include individuals with a variety of implementation science experience and have been involved in some aspect of the life cycle of implementation science, including funders, researchers, and community members. Panelists will discuss their own experiences in conducting implementation science, in reviewing and funding proposals for implementation science, and in engaging in implementation science efforts in the community.

Many thanks to our “Partner” Sole Sponsor

In Tribute to Brian R. Flay, PhD, (February 1, 1947-February 11, 2021) in loving memory of Brian’s contributions to the field of prevention science from Carol Allred.

Date: Wednesday, June 1

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm



Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Description: Join us for the second night of poster presentations to support our ECPN Poster Contestants.

Thursday, June 2, 2022


Time: 6:30-7:30am

Location: Hotel Lobby

Lead: Martha Zimmermann, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Ashwini Tiwari, PhD, Augusta University

Description: Join your friends and colleagues for a fun run/walk in Seattle. Meet in the hotel lobby and join us for a run or walk around downtown Seattle.  All are invited! Please bring a bottle filled with water.


Sloboda and Bukoski Annual SPR Cup

Time: 10:15-11:45am

Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle – Columbia A

Description: Significant advances in prevention science are often due to a team of individuals working closely together across many years. In recognition of the importance of the collaborative process to the field, the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will sponsor a friendly competition amongst teams of early career researchers for the honor of bringing home the Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup. The Cup is named for two of the founders and long-time active members of SPR, Dr. Zili Sloboda and Dr. William Bukoski. The competition is an opportunity for a unique experience: several independent teams of scientists, each working with the same data set, problem solve together for a brief period of time and then jointly present the results of their work to each other and to a panel of senior prevention scientists and the SPR membership.

SPR Sloboda and Bukoski Cup, Co-Sponsors: Thursday, June 2, 10:15 am – 11:45 am


Title: Funding, training for, and disseminating interdisciplinary and non-traditional research

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


  • Kaitlin Fronberg, MS, Graduate Student Researcher, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rebecca Eliseo-Arras, PhD, Assistant Professor, Empire State College
  • Nicole Summers-Gabr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Medical School at Springfield


  • Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD, M.Ed.; Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development; School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia
  • Amanda Latimore, PhD, Director, Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions at AIR
  • Jessica Cance, PhD, MPH; Research Public Health Analyst; RTI International
  • Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD; Research Associate Professor and Director of the Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative; University of Maryland School of Social Work


There is a growing need for interdisciplinary research that can be effectively translated into useful applications. Interdisciplinary training in research and practice can help early career preventionists and researchers build the skills needed to have a sustained career in prevention science. This session will introduce early career prevention scientists to opportunities for funded interdisciplinary and non-traditional training and research. We will invite panelists to provide information about and their experiences with specific funding mechanisms relevant to prevention science, including non-traditional funding sources like community organizations, hospitals, and health insurance companies. Attendees of this session will gain knowledge about where to search for current funding opportunities that fit well with their research agenda, general application requirements and timeline, insights into publishing on non-traditional research, and connections with researchers currently engaged in interdisciplinary and non-traditional research.



Time: 8:00-10:00pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle – Columbia A

Description: Join us to celebrate the announcement of this year’s ECPN Award winners.



Time: 8:00-10:00pm

Co-Chairs: Raven Weaver, PhD, Washington State University, and Martha Zimmermann, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle – 302-Beckler

Description: Take a break from conference sessions and join us for an informal networking social- see old colleagues and make new contacts! This is an opportunity to connect with early career professionals from multiple disciplines, learn more about ECPN, and most importantly, have fun. You don’t have to be an active member of ECPN to attend, all early career individuals (students, postdocs, and professionals) are welcome!



Title: Anti-racism and anti-bias in teaching and mentoring

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Time: 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm, EST


  • MeLisa Creamer, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Katrina J. Debnam, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
  • SuYeon Lee, PhD, Postdoctoral scholar, Northwestern University


  • Richard Reddick, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach, University of Texas at Austin, College of Education
  • Janine Jones, PhD; Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; University of Washington, School of Psychology
  • Katrina Debnam, PhD, MPH; Assistant Professor; University of Virginia, Curry School of Education & Human Development and the School of Nursing
  • Richard Reddick, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach, University of Texas at Austin, College of Education


There has been an increased focus on anti-racism and anti-bias within the research setting, yet there is a lack of training researchers in how to practically approach these issues within teaching and mentorship. This symposium will bring together panelists to discuss how to incorporate anti-racism and anti-bias into teaching and mentorship and include a list of resources for people to incorporate these ideas in their own teaching and mentorship.

Many thanks to our “Contributor” Sole Sponsor

Paxis Institute