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
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
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Evaluator
Jess Gropen staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
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Researcher
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
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 | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
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Senior Research Associate
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
Education researcher

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on research. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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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 suite of research briefs created by EDC supports research-based implementation of 1-to-1 mobile tablet initiatives in elementary classrooms.

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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.

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This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.
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This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.
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This white paper draws upon the results of a survey of 850 career and technical education (CTE) educators nationwide, 11 interviews with CTE state leaders, and recent literature to provide a panora

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EDC developed Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex (VOICES/VOCES), a video-based intervention designed to increase condom use among heterosexual African American and La

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This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

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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

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Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills.