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 policymakers 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.

Calendar of Events

6/22/2021, 2-3pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Advancing Lifespan Prevention Science

6/23/2021, 2–3pm, EDT
DNC Speaker’s Series, Celebrating Pride Month, Giving Visibility, Voice and Value to Sexual and Gender Minority Research

6/29/2021, 3-4pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Effective Communication of Prevention Research

7/8/2021, 2-3pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Developing Skill-Based Approaches to Decrease Micro-Aggressions and Anti-Racist Behaviors

7/13/2021 and 7/14/2021, 12–3:30 pm, EDT

Post-conference Training Workshop I: Mobilizing Knowledge and Strategies from Prevention Science in Real-World and Policy Contexts

7/15/2021, 4-5pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Prenatal Programming of Childhood Health Complications: Opportunities for Prevention

7/16/2021, 3-5pm, EDT
NIDA AI/AN event: Addressing structural racism in and through work as an Indigenous focused prevention scientist: Opportunities for the new generation of scholars to make change

8/3/2021, 3-4pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Health and Housing

8/4/2021 and 8/5/2021, 12–4 pm, EDT

Post-conference Training Workshop II: Translating Prevention Science into Action: A Roadmap to Successful Prevention Researcher-State Agency-Community Collaborations

8/10/2021 and 8/11/2021, 1–5 pm, EDT

Post-conference Training Workshop III: Towards a Queer Prevention Science: Strategies for Meaningfully and Ethically Including LGBTQ+ People in Prevention Science Research and Interventions

8/12/2021, 3-4pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: SPR Diversity Network Committee,  The Value of Partnerships in Prevention Science

8/17/2021, 2-3pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Prevention of Substance Use during Perinatal Period

8/19/2021, 4-5pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Unleashing the Power of Prevention

8/24/2021, 4-5pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Research Needs to Address Disparities in Reproductive Health

8/25/2021, 2-3pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Research Transparency, Openness, and Reproducibility

8/26/2021, 4-5pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Using Neural Measures in Prevention Research and Policy

8/31/2021, 2-3pm, EDT
SPR Virtual SIG: Research Synthesis Methods for Prevention Science