SPR 2018 Fellows

This year, we are pleased and proud to present the sixth cohort of SPR Fellows. The SPR Fellowship is an honor that the Society for Prevention Research bestows upon a
small and select group of members who have a particularly distinguished record of contributions in the field of prevention research. A distinguished record reflects a
substantial body of work that has had a broad and significant impact on prevention science.

Anthony Biglan, PhD
Senior Scientist
Oregon Research Institute

Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD
Pritzker Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University

Deborah Gorman-Smith, PhD
Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor, School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago

Mary Ann Pentz, PhD
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Spatial Sciences Institute
University of Southern California

Alexander C. Wagenaar, PhD
Research Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Emory University

SPR 2018 Awards

Presidential Award
Patrick H. Tolan, PhD
Charles S. Robb Professor of Education
University of Virginia

Prevention Science Award
David P. MacKinnon, PhD
Foundation Professor in Psychology
Arizona State University

Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Science Award
Kathy Etz, PhD
Director of the Native American Program
Chair, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Coordinating Committee
Program Official, Epidemiology Research Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Service Award
Jane L. Pearson, PhD
Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium
National Institute of Mental Health

Translation Science Award
Abigail Gewirtz, PhD
John and Nancy Lindahl Leadership Professor in Family Social Science and the Institute of Child Development
Director of the Institute for Translational
Research in Children’s Mental Health
University of Minnesota

Nan Tobler Award for Review of the Prevention Science Literature
Emily Tanner-Smith, PhD
Associate Professor in Education
University of Oregon

International Collaborative Prevention Research Award
Flavio Marsiglia, PhD
Regents’ Professor and Director, Global Center for Applied Health Research
Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health
School of Social Work
Arizona State University


Maria Elena Medina Mora, PhD
Director Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz
(National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, Mexico)

and their binational team

Miguel Angel G. Mendoza, PhD, and Tania Real, PhD, (Mexico City), Bertha Nunez Gutierrez, PhD, (Guadalajara), Maria Dolores Corona, PhD, (Monterrey), and Stephen Kulis, PhD, Stephanie Ayers, PhD, Grace Alderson, and Mary Harthun (Phoenix)

Service to SPR Award
Denise C. Gottfredson, PhD
Professor in Criminal Justice and Criminology
University of Maryland

Friend of ECPN Award
Barbara J. McMorris, PhD
Associate Professor in Nursing
University of Minnesota

ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award
Mark Van Ryzin, PhD
Faculty, Lecturer
College of Education
University of Oregon


The Society for Prevention Research expresses special thanks to the top manuscript reviewers for Prevention Science.
Beau Abar, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Mike Allen, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Katrina Debnam, PhD, University of Virginia
Charles Fleming, PhD, University of Washington
Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD, NIH, Office of Behavior Social Science Research
Mark Greenberg, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Stacy Johnson, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Tracy Waasdorp, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Society for Prevention Research wishes to congratulate the Early-Career Mentored Editorial Board Members.
Laika Aguinaldo, PhD, Brown University
Erin Ayala, PhD, Albany Medical Center
Louise Birrell, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jessika H. Bottiani, PhD, University of Virginia
Brad Morse, PhD, University of Colorado, Bolder
Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia
Cara E. Rice, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Tasia M. Smith, PhD, University of Oregon
Alan Vivolo-Kantor, PhD, Georgia State University
Darren Whitfield, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

SPR 2018 Recognition & Honors Committee

SPR Fellows
Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Chair
Felipe Gonzalez Castro, PhD
Douglas Coatsworth, PhD
George Howe, PhD
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, PhD
Greta Massetti, PhD

SPR Awards
Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Chair
Stephanie Lanza, PhD
Velma McBride Murry, PhD
Keryn Pasch, PhD
Elizabeth Robertson, PhD
Jeff Temple, PhD

ECPN 2018 Awards Committee
Nancy Travino, PhD, Chair
ECPN Steering Committee