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

Daniel S. Shaw, PhD
University of Pittsburgh


Presidential Award
Robert J. McMahon, PhD
Simon Fraser University

Prevention Science Award
Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Science Award
Boys of Color Collaborative, Founding members: Oscar A. Barbarin, III, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Velma McBride Murry, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Patrick Tolan, PhD, University of Virginia

Public Service Award
Amanda Rivera Flores, MMP
Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud, Puerto Rico

Translation Science Award
Elizabeth A. Stormshak, PhD
University of Oregon

Nan Tobler Award for the Review of the Prevention Science Literature
Sandra Jo Wilson, PhD
Abt Associates

International Collaborative Prevention Research Award
Matej Kosir and Sanela Talic, Institute for Research and Development “Utrip,

Service to SPR Award
Brian Bumbarger, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Abigail A. Fagan, PhD
University of Florida


ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award
Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD
University of Calgary

Friend of ECPN Award
Phillip W. Graham, DrPH
RTI International

The Society for Prevention Research expresses special thanks to the top manuscript reviewers for Prevention Science.

Mike Allen, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Nick Axford, PhD, University of Plymouth
Courtney Baker, PhD, Tulane University
Amie Bettencourt, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Jessika Bottiani, PhD, University of Virginia
Jennifer Cadigan, PhD, University of Washington
Deborah Capaldi, PhD, Oregon Social Learning Center
Hye Jeong Choi, PhD, University of Missouri Columbia
Katrina Debnam, PhD, University of Virginia
John Dziak, PhD, Penn State University
Dana Foney, PhD, The National Council for Behavioral Health
Larissa Gaias, PhD, University of Washington
Laura Griner Hill, PhD, Washington State University
Margaret Holland, PhD, MPH, Yale University
Aleta Meyer, PhD, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Elaine Adams Thompson, MA, PhD, RN, University of Washington
Tracy Waasdorp, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Raven Weaver, PhD, Washington State University
William Wieczorek, PhD, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Melvin Wilson, PhD, University of Virginia

The Society for Prevention Research wishes to congratulate the Early-Career Mentored Editorial Board Members. The following individuals have completed their terms:

Laika Aguinaldo, PhD, Brown University
Louise Birrell, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Brad Morse, PhD, University of Denver
Amanda Nguyen, PhD, University of Virginia
Darren Whitfield, PhD, University of Pittsburg

The following individuals are current Early-Career Mentored Editorial Board Members:

Tara Bautista, PhD, Arizona State University
Jennifer M. Cadigan, PhD, University of Washington
Chelsea A.K. Duran, PhD, University of Virginia
Larissa Gaias, PhD, University of Washington
Amanda M. Griffin, PhD University of Oregon
Gabriel J. Merrin, PhD, Texas Tech University
Laura Michaelson, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Karey L. O’Hara, PhD, Arizona State University
Nicole Tuitt, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Raven Weaver, PhD, Washington State University
Na Zhang, PhD, Arizona State University

SPR 2020 Recognition and Honors Committee

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

SPR Awards
Sabrina Oesterle, PhD, Chair
Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD
Barbara McMorris, PhD
Keryn Pasch, PhD
Elizabeth Robertson, PhD
Emily Tanner-Smith, PhD
Jeff Temple, PhD

ECPN 2020 Awards Committee
Nancy Travino, PhD, Chair
ECPN Steering Committee