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
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
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
HIV, drug abuse, minorities, families, behavioral
interventions, advanced statistical models
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.
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.
M.I., Bowen, S., Warren, J.C., Ibañez, G.E., Hernandez,
N., Harper, G.W., and Prado, G. Crystal
source of added sexual risk for Hispanic MSM? (in
press). Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
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.
Maldonado-Molinda, M. Komro,
K., & Prado, G. (in press). Prospective
association between dieting and smoking initiation among
adolescents. American Journal of Health Promotion.