EDC’s projects are informed by our expertise in dissemination and implementation science, as well as by the experiences and wisdom of program staff and community members. We are skilled in identifying, addressing, and overcoming barriers to implementation that impede uptake, delivery, and dissemination of best practices.

In countries around the world, we have successfully implemented youth development, literacy, and health initiatives and worked with Ministries of Education and Health to improve school and health programming. In the United States, we support the implementation of evidence-based strategies, both nationally and regionally. We also work with large school districts and health systems on efforts to adopt and sustain effective interventions.

Our collaborative implementation efforts support meaningful improvements in processes and systems.

Experts

Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
Shai Fuxman
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Thelma Khelghati
Chief of Party | Education Specialist
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Deborah McLean Leow
Project Director
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Mary Ann Mackrain
Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella
Project Director
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
Carrie Parker
Director of Research, Leadership for Learning Innovation
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
William Potter
Principal International Technical Advisor
Gerald Reed
Vice President | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Jim Stanton
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Ellyson Stout
Project Director
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project 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 implementation. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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This document outlines the vision, mission, and three-year plan of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), which is based at EDC.

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EDC and the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) are working to transform developmental and adult basic education.

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This website offers stories, tools, videos, and other resources to support substance misuse and mental illness prevention efforts from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies

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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 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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Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.

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This report details the work of EDC’s Proyecto METAS to improve education for employment, learning, and success in Honduras. Specific challenges to program implementation are discussed, as are innovative solutions.
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This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.

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This resource library contains an array of practice briefs, videos, webinars, and curated resource links to help mental health professionals better address the needs of individuals affected by HIV.

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EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.