Our Mission

The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being.

The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide..

Contact Us

For questions, please contact SPR National Office at 703-934-4850, info@preventionresearch.org.

Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 25th Annual Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, May 30-June 2, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

This year’s theme is “Prevention and Public Systems of Care: Research, Policy and Practice.”

2017 Call for "Brown Bag" Special Interest Groups

The SPR Program Planning Committee is offering the "Brown Bag" Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and we invite members to convene and chair a SIG. DEADLINE for submissions is 2/20/2017. Learn More

Job Postings

JOB POSTINGS - view listing of job openings/opportunities in prevention research.


2007 Symposia Series on Systems Science and Health ECPN Connections Winter 2015 Newsletter Resources for Education and Training in the Field of Type 2 Translation Research Degree Programs or Certificates in Prevention Science and Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training/Education in Prevention Science

What’s Happening Now

SAVE THE DATE! SPR & NPSC Congressional Briefing

Congressional Briefing jointly organized by the Society for Prevention Research and the National Prevention Science Coalition: Investing in Evidence-Based Prevention: Supporting Health and Saving Public Resources, Tuesday, May 30th (preconference day); 3.00 - 4.30pm at Rayburn 2020.

2017 Online Program Schedule Now Available

SPR is pleased to announce that the 2017 annual meeting program schedule is now posted online. The online program schedule is searchable by day, presentation format, themes, and authors.

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Prevention Science: Open Call for Special Issue on Prevention & Intervention in Emerging Adulthood

The journal Prevention Science invites manuscripts for a special issue on "Opportunities and Challenges for Prevention and Intervention in Emerging Adulthood.”

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Standards of Evidence

Standards of Evidence for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Scale-up Research in Prevention Science: Next Generation


Advancing Type 2 Translation Research article by SPR Task Force now available at Prevention Science ONLINE FIRST

Type 2 Translational Reseach: Position Statement

Type 2 Translational Research: Overview and Definitions

SPR Monograph: Community Monitoring Systems

Standards of Evidence published in Prevention Science

SPR Standards of Knowledge for the Science of Prevention

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SPR International Task Force

View list of SPR ITF events at the 2016 SPR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

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SPR Community

ECPN Connections

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