Hanno Petras

JBS International, USA


Hanno Petras is currently the Associate Director of Research and Development of JBS International, Inc., Rockville, Md, USA, a company focused on understanding the specific health, social, and education needs of people across the lifespan. Dr. Petras received his Doctoral training in medical sociology and statistics at Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany and completed his Postdoctoral training in prevention science through a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md, USA, under the tutelage of Drs. Kellam and Brown. Before joining JBS, Dr. Petras was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md, USA, from 2005 to 2009 and a Research Scientist at the CDC funded Center for Youth Violence Prevention at Johns Hopkins University from 2002 to 2005. In addition, Dr. Petras serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and as an Affiliate at the Maryland Population Research Center. His research interests and expertise are in the development of antisocial behavior, the design and evaluation of preventive interventions, and the appropriate application of statistical methods using latent variables. Dr. Petras serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Prevention Research and is an active Member of the Prevention Science Methodology Workgroup. He is an experienced reviewer for peer reviewed journals and serves as the Consulting Editor for Prevention Science. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is currently editing a book series with Dr. Zili Sloboda entitled Advances in Prevention Science that focus on defining prevention science. The book series is being published by Springer Publications.

Biography Updated on 7 June 2012

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