EDC’s staff provides expertise in education and social science research. We design and conduct large-scale randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental evaluations, research syntheses, and secondary data analyses.

Our staff also has extensive experience in conducting surveys and formative and marketing research, including focus groups and interviews. Findings are used to inform policy and program strategies as well as to identify communication strategies, provide input on how programs are working, and determine what actions are needed to promote education, health, and livelihoods.


Experts

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
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Managing Project Director
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Senior Research Associate
Bertha Gorham photo
Evaluator
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Researcher
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
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Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
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Senior Research Associate
Erin Smith
Project Director
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy
EDC's Jessica Young staff portrait
Research Scientist
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on research. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This report presents the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey of parents, who were asked about the types of early science educational activities they do with their young children.

Reports

The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog

Reports

This collection of six essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to close opportunity gaps in mathematics education and support teachers in improving instruction.

 

Reports

This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.

Reports

Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.

Studies

This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them

Resource libraries

This searchable database offers resources and materials selected and reviewed by the staff of the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).

Reports

Based on an EDC-led workshop funded by the National Science Foundation, this white paper explores the impact of language documentation on language revitalization, shares the benefits of language documentation and revitalization for young children, and presents recommendations and implications for future research.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.

Studies

This suite of research briefs created by EDC supports research-based implementation of 1-to-1 mobile tablet initiatives in elementary classrooms.