Guillermo Prado, PhD
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Office: HLS 597
Tel: 305-348-7792
Email: pradog@fiu.edu
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Education
Ph.D. – Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
M.S. – Statistics, University of Miami
B.S. – Statistics and Mathematics, University of Florida 

Background
Dr. Guillermo Prado is currently an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Stempel School of Public Health at Florida International University.  He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  Dr. Prado has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and presented at over 40 conferences and meetings on the areas of drug abuse, HIV, and minority families. He is particularly interested in evaluating the efficacy of drug abuse and HIV preventive interventions for minority families and applying advanced methodological tools to analyze longitudinal data from randomized controlled trials.  Dr. Prado’s current research study funded by NIDA aims to answer the question "For which subgroups of Hispanic adolescents are specific drug use and HIV preventive interventions efficacious and for whom are they not?"  Dr. Prado’s research has been previously recognized by the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

Courses
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Logistic Regression
Behavioral Epidemiology

Research
HIV, drug abuse, minorities, families, behavioral interventions, advanced statistical models      

Recent Publications include:

Prado, G., Schwartz, S., Pattatucci-Aragon, P., Clatts, M., Pantin, H., Fernández, I., Lopez, B., Briones, E.,    Amaro, H., & Szapocznik, J. (2006). The Prevention of HIV Transmission in Hispanic Populations. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 84: S43 – S53.

Prado, G., Pantin, H., Schwartz, S., Lupei, N., Szapocznik, J. (2006). Predictors of engagement and retention in a family-centered substance abuse and HIV preventive intervention for Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(9): 874 – 890.

Schwartz, S. J., Coatsworth, J. D., Pantin, H., Prado, G., Sharp, E. H., & Szapocznik, J. (2006). The role of ecodevelopmental context and self-concept in depressive and externalizing symptoms in Hispanic adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30(4): 359 – 370.

Fernández, M.I., Bowen, S., Warren, J.C., Ibañez, G.E., Hernandez, N., Harper, G.W., and Prado, G. Crystal methamphetamine: A source of added sexual risk for Hispanic MSM? (in press). Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Sullivan, S., Schwartz, S., Prado, G., Pantin, H., & Szapocznik, J. A bidimensional model of acculturation for examining differences in family functioning and behavior problems in Hispanic immigrant adolescents.

Szapocznik, J., Prado, G., Burlew, K., Williams, R., & Santisteban, D. (in press). Drug Abuse in African American and Hispanic Adolescents: Culture, Development, and Behavior. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

Maldonado-Molinda, M. Komro, K., & Prado, G. (in press). Prospective association between dieting and smoking initiation among adolescents. American Journal of Health Promotion.