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.

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Annual Meeting

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May 22, 2015

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 23rd Annual Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, May 26-29, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is “Integrating Prevention Science and Public Policy.”

Conference Venue
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA

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

2015 Keynote Address

Peter Orszag, PhD, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking and Chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group at Citigroup.

"The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy, Evidence-Based Policy-Making, and Other Assorted Topics"

Thursday, May 28, 2015
4:45 pm – 5:45pm

SPR International Task Force

SPR International Task Force, 2014 SPR Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, "A Follow-up, August 5, 2014" and ITF Presentations

View list of SPR ITF events at the 2014 SPR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.


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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