Expert on the health of Hispanic families to deliver 2021 Bennett Lecture

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The public is invited to attend a free lecture on promoting health in Hispanic families from 4-5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 featuring Guillermo (Willy) Prado, vice provost for faculty affairs; dean of the graduate school; and professor of nursing and health studies, public health sciences, and psychology at the University of Miami.

The event will be held via Zoom at this link. No registration is required.

Prado, an expert on the development, evaluation and dissemination of parenting interventions for Hispanic youth and their families, will discuss findings based on 20 years of research focused on promoting health and reducing health disparities among Hispanic/Latinx youth and their families. He will share lessons learned and opportunities for future research.

Prado has published his cutting-edge research widely, with more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He has an extensive funding record with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will share exciting findings on the effectiveness of an NIH-funded online adaptation of Familias Unidas, a program for Hispanic immigrant families living in the United States that provides parents with additional knowledge, tools and support to raise healthy children. His research has been featured in major news outlets, including the Miami Herald and CNN en Español.

“Dr. Prado’s lecture promises to be a tour of evidence-based and innovative work connecting with and serving the Latinx community. He is an inspiring leader, whose work reminds us of what’s possible when we think creatively about how to reach underserved populations. We are honored to host him as our 2021 Bennett Lecturer,” said Greg Fosco, associate director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) and associate professor of human development and family studies.

The Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science is an annual fall event hosted by the PRC to honor leaders in prevention research. The lectureship, now in its 19th year, is made possible through an endowment from College of Health and Human Development alumna Edna Bennett Pierce.

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