International Events


SPR International Committee International Networking Forum

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm  (12:30-1:00 pm registration/meet & greet)

Chair: Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia

The SPR International Committee supports the Society’s commitment to cross-national prevention research. Our annual International Networking Forum is designed to be friendly and interactive.

Attendance at the International Networking Forum is free for those who have registered for the SPR Conference:

NIDA International Poster Session

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The International Program and the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host the 16th Annual NIDA International SPR Poster Session at the SPR 30th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, May 30 – June 2, 2023. The poster session will take place in conjunction with the SPR opening reception and Poster I session, following the preconference workshops on May 30, 2023.

SPR International Committee Invited Roundtable: International Workgroup: Initiating Involvement in Climate Action: Relevance to Prevention Science Work

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Chair: Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia


  • Brenda A. Miller, PhD, PIRE
  • John W. Toumbourou, PhD, Deakin University of Australia
  • Elene Gervilla, PhD, Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands
  • Larissa Nobre-Sandoval, PhD, University of Brasilia
  • Carl Latkin, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University

SPR International Committee: Special Session: International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystem Disruptions

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Time: 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Chair: Pablo Montero-Zamora, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Discussants: Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia


  • John W. Toumbourou, PhD, Deakin University of Australia, Predicting the Trajectories of Parents’ Relationship Adjustment and Loneliness As a Function of State Lockdown Responses to COVID-19 in Australia
  • Hyunsung Oh, PhD, Arizona State University, Community Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Vulnerable and Underserved Latinx in the Southwest US
  • Andrew Rothenberg, PhD, University of Miami, Compliance with Health Recommendations and Vaccine Hesitancy during the COVID Pandemic in Nine Countries

Plenary Session III, Special Theme #3 Addressing the impacts of global climate change on health equity in the context of social justice

Date: Thursday June 1, 2023

Time: 4:30 pm -6:00 pm

Chair: Brenda Miller, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation


  • Wael Al-delaimy, MD, PhD, Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science, UC San Diego
  • Don Edmondson, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry
  • Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Indigenous Health


  • Brenda Miller, PhD, PIRE, International Committee, and chair of the Prevention Science International Workgroup on Climate Change
  • Tonya Agurs-Collins, PhD, NIH/NCI
  • Elena Gervilla, PhD, Professor, SPR International committee
  • Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD, NIH/NCCIH
  • Aleta Meyer, PhD, ACF
  • Amanda Nguyen, PhD, SPR International committee chair
  • Denise Stredrick, PhD, NIH/OD