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.”

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

2017 Call for Papers Now Available

SPR is very pleased to announce the Call for Papers, the Call for Poster Abstracts NIDA International SPR Poster Session, and the Call for Preconference Workshops Proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting are now available. Please note the abstract submission site will open September 12, 2016 and the DEADLINE for abstract submissions is October 31, 2016.

View Calls.

2016 Conference App Now Available

SPR is very pleased to announce the Conference App for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now available. The app (hosted by TripBuilder Media) has these features: Schedule; MyItinerary; Map It; Social Feed; Gallery; San Francisco Destination; and many more!

View download instructions.

NEWS: Prevention Science Impact Factor for 2014

The SPR journal, Prevention Science, ranks 14 out of 145 journals in Springer’s Public, Environmental & Occupational Health category. Click here for more information on the Impact Factor.

Now Available

SPR 2015 Class of Fellows, Press Release, June 3, 2015

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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