Temple receives Society of Prevention Research award

Dr. Jeff Temple, director of UTMB’s Center for Violence Prevention and a licensed psychologist, received the 2021 Prevention Science Award from the Society of Prevention Research (SPR).

The SPR, founded in 1991, is dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the cause and prevention of social, physical and mental health and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being. The Prevention Science Award is given to an individual or team for significant research that has applied scientific methods to test preventive interventions or policies.

Dr. Temple is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the founding director of the Center for Violence Prevention. Dr. Temple received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University Medical School. His clinical interests include postpartum depression, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing; and his research focuses on interpersonal relationships, specifically adolescent dating abuse.

“SPR is my research home and is made up of the world leaders in prevention science. Being recognized by them and this organization means everything to me,” Dr. Temple said.