SPR 2019 Fellows

This year, we are pleased and proud to present the seventh 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.

Karen Linn Bierman, PhD
Evan Pugh University Professor
Director, Child Study Center
Professor of Psychology & Human Development & and Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University

Richard F. Catalano, Jr., PhD
School of Social Work
University of Washington

Margaret E. Ensminger, PhD
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health
The Johns Hopkins University

Steven Y. Sussman, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, and Social Work
Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research
Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California

SPR 2019 Awards

Presidential Award
Diana H. Fishbein, PhD
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
President and Director, National Prevention Science
Coalition to Improve Lives

Prevention Science Award
Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD, MEd
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Professor, Department of Human Services
Curry School of Education
University of Virginia

Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Science Award
Ms. Mary L. Harthun, MA
Curriculum Development and Master Trainer
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and Global Center for Applied Health Research
School of Social Work
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Arizona State University

Public Service Award
D. Max Crowley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University


Taylor Scott, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
The Pennsylvania State University

Translation Science Award
William A. Aldridge, II, PhD
Director, The Impact Center & Advanced Implementation Specialist
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nan Tobler Award for the Review of the Prevention Science Literature
Frances Gardner, PhD
Professor of Child and Family Psychology
Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Wolfson College
University of Oxford

International Collaborative Prevention Research Award
Zili Sloboda, ScD
Applied Prevention Science International

Service to SPR Award
Rhonda C. Boyd, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Felipe González Castro, PhD, MSW
Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Arizona State University

Friend of ECPN Award
Laura Griner Hill, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Human Development
Washington State University

ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award
Amanda G. Sisselman-Borgia, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor
Lehman College
City University of New York

The Society for Prevention Research expresses special thanks to the top manuscript reviewers for Prevention Science.
Aleta Meyer, PhD, Administration for Children and Families
Erin Ayala, PhD, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Hye Jeong Choi, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia
Jessika Bottiani, PhD, University of Virginia
Regine Haardoerfer, PhD, Rollins School of Public Health
Courtney Baker, PhD, Tulane University
Dana Foney, PhD, The Lewin Group
Patty Leijten, PhD, University of Amsterdam
& University of Oxford
John Dziak, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
William Wieczorek, PhD, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Cara Rice, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Mike Allen, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Arin Connell, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

The Society for Prevention Research wishes to congratulate the Early-Career Mentored Editorial Board Members.

The following individuals have completed their terms:
Erin Ayala, PhD, Albany Medical Center
Jessika H. Bottiani, PhD, University of Virginia
Cara E. Rice, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Tasia M. Smith, PhD, University of Florida
Alana Vivolo-Kantor, PhD, Center for Disease Control and
Prevention and Georgia State University

The following individuals are current Early-Career Mentored Editorial Board Members:
Laika Aguinaldo, PhD, Brown University
Louise Birrell, PhD, University of
New South Wales, Australia
Jennifer M. Cadigan, PhD, University of Washington
Larissa Gaias, PhD, University of Washington
Laura Michaelson, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Brad Morse, PhD, University of Denver
Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia
Raven Weaver, PhD., Washington State University
Darren Whitfield, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Na Zhang, PhD, Arizona State University
Darren Whitfield, University of Pittsburgh

SPR 2019 Recognition & Honors Committee

SPR Fellows
Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Chair
Brenna Bry, PhD
Felipe González Castro, PhD
Douglas Coatsworth, PhD
Greta Massetti, PhD
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, PhD
Sharlene Wolchik, PhD

SPR Awards
Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Chair
Karol Kumpfer, PhD
Barbara McMorris, PhD
Keryn Pasch, PhD
Elizabeth Robertson, PhD
Emily Tanner-Smith, PhD
Jeff Temple, PhD

ECPN 2019 Awards Committee
Nancy Travino, PhD, Chair
ECPN Steering Committee