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
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
A photo of EDC's 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
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Researcher
David Jacobson staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Thelma Khelghati
Chief of Party | Education Specialist
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Mary Ann Mackrain staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Catherine McCulloch staff photo
Project Director
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
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
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
EDC's Jerry Reed staff portrait
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
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
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.
Reports

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

Websites

The MekongSkills2Work website is an interactive network of job seekers, employers, universities, and training institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Toolkits

This tool helps Head Start programs better understand the link between their school readiness goals and their health service plans.

Resource libraries

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

Videos

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable—are feature videos of leaders in the suicide prevention field describing a new development or direction and issuing a c

Reports

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

Websites

These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.

Resource libraries

This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.

Resource libraries

This resource library from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) contains policy reports, briefs, annotated bibliographies, and other tools targeted to help early childhood educat

Resource libraries

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