EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.

We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.


Experts

Kingsley Arkorful
Chief of Party
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Bertha Gorham photo
Evaluator
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
Lynne Hill
Senior International Technical Advisor
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Heidi Kar staff portait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Deborah McLean Leow staff portrait
Project Director
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Mary Ann Mackrain staff portrait
Project Director
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Barbara Miller
Vice President | Interim Director, Learning and Teaching Division
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Dawn Nixon staff portait
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Gerald Reed
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Erin Smith
Project Director
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Ellyson Stout
Project Director
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
Jack Vondras
Certified Prevention Specialist
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

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This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.

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This report describes how the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC supported the formulation and implementation of a new data- and research-based discipline policy in one mi

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This website helps educators understand the role that the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) play within the larger context of the Common Core Standards themselves.

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This resource library contains reports, evaluations, and toolkits produced by Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) partners and principal investigators with DR K–12 grant

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This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

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This website contains links to social norms campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC.

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In this briefing book, the leaders of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) describe the goals, key accomplishments, and future directions of the partnership.

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This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC.

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This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.

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This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).