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
Deputy Director
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
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
Julie Goldstein Grumet
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
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 staff portrait
Project Director
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior 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
Catherine McCulloch staff photo
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
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
Gerald Reed
Vice President | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
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.
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This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.

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This resource for Head Start program health managers provides tools, resources, and information to help them determine what needs their attention, how to structure their work, and ways to develop p

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The Bullying Prevention Resource Guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections:

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This report, jointly developed by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the BUILD Initiative, shares findings from a think tank and working group in which early childhood lead

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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 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 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 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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The MekongSkills2Work website is an interactive network of job seekers, employers, universities, and training institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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EDC’s TV411.org is a free, multimedia, interactive hub of hundreds of engaging videos and materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy.