Hanno Petras is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). 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 under the tutelage of Drs. Kellam & Brown. Before joining PIRE, Dr. Petras was a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research (2014-2021), Chief Methodologist at JBS International (2010-2014), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland (2005-2009), and a Research Scientist at the CDC-funded Center for Youth Violence Prevention at Johns Hopkins University (2002-2005). In addition, Dr. Petras serves as an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. 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 has served 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 has edited a book series with Dr. Zili Sloboda titled Advances in Prevention Science that focuses on defining prevention science as well as Substance Use Prevention. The book series is published by Springer Publications.
Specialties: Vulnerable Populations, Evaluation of Preventive Interventions, Study Design, Latent Variable Modeling
Ybarra, M. L., & Petras, H. (2021). Groups of sexual violence perpetration in a national sample of youth 13–25 years of age. Prevention Science, 22(2), 205-215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01172-w
Petras, H., Israelashvili, M., & Miller, B. (2021). Introduction to the Special Issue on “Promoting a Culture of Prevention: an International Perspective.” Prevention Science, 22(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01190-8
Scott, D. M., Petras, H., Kalu, N., Cain, G. E., Johnson, D. B., Sloboda, Z., & Taylor, R. E. (2020). Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment in the Aging Network of Care to Prevent Alcohol, Recreational Drug, and Prescription Medication Misuse. Prevention Science, 21(7), 972-978. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01154-y
Pelham, W. E., Petras, H., & Pardini, D. A. (2020). Can machine learning improve screening for targeted delinquency prevention programs? Prevention Science, 21(2), 158-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-019-01040-2
Hidalgo, M. A., Petras, H., Chen, D., & Chodzen, G. (2019). The Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Measure: Psychometric validity of an adolescent extension. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 7(3), 278-290. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000297
Sloboda, Z., Petras, H., Robertson, E., & Hingson, R. (Eds.). (2019). Prevention of substance use. Springer International Publishing.
Chor, K. H. B., Petras, H., & Pérez, A. G. (2018). Youth subgroups who receive John F. Chafee foster care independence program services. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(5), 1402-1414. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-1004-1
Petras, H. (2016). Longitudinal assessment design and statistical power for detecting an intervention impact. Prevention Science, 17(7), 819-829. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-016-0646-3
Liu, W., Mumford, E. A., & Petras, H. (2016). Maternal alcohol consumption during the perinatal and early parenting period: a longitudinal analysis. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(2), 376-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-015-1836-5
Cavanaugh, C. E., Petras, H., & Martins, S. S. (2015). Gender-specific profiles of adverse childhood experiences, past year mental and substance use disorders, and their associations among a national sample of adults in the United States. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(8), 1257-1266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-015-1024-3