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

Call for Papers Now Available! Please note abstract submission site will open September 11, 2015. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 24th Annual Meeting that will be held in San Francisco, CA, May 31-June 3, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. This year’s theme is “Using Prevention Science to Promote Health Equity and Improve Well-being.”

Conference Venue
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 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


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 2015 SPR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.