Throughout the United States, EDC partners with school districts, state departments of health, industries, and nonprofits to improve health, education, and economic outcomes for millions of individuals, particularly those living in marginalized, high-risk, and underserved communities.

EDC’s curricula and materials have been used in settings ranging from public school systems to local health centers. Our evaluations and rigorous studies inform both programmatic and state-level policy decision making. And our stewardship of national centers in mental health, suicide prevention, early childhood education, and STEM learning and teaching has been essential in preparing a workforce with the skills and knowledge needed to advance best practices.


Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
A photo of EDC's Karen Cairone
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Al Cuoco
Distinguished Scholar
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
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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
Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Senior Research Associate
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Bertha Gorham photo
Jess Gropen staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Photo of EDC's Cindy Hoisington
Science Educator
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
David Jacobson staff portrait
Principal Technical Advisor
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
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
Mary Ann Mackrain staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Catherine McCulloch staff photo
Senior Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Athi Myint-U
Deputy Center Director
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Dawn Nixon staff portait
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
EDC's Jerry Reed staff portrait
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Suicide, Violence, and Injury Prevention
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
Erin Smith
Project Director
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
EDC's Ellyson Stout staff photo
Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
Jack Vondras
Certified Prevention Specialist
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy
EDC's Jessica Young staff portrait
Research Scientist
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist



Here are a few of our resources on the United States. To see more, visit our Resources section.

This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

Resource libraries

Drawing on a decade of research, EDC analyzed the impact of partnerships among early childhood education programs on the accessibility and quality of services for young children—particularly childr


In 2007, Massachusetts became the first state to receive federal funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address unintended fatal and nonfatal opioid


EDC’s Chemistry: Concepts and Practices, a yearlong high school course curriculum, fosters grade 9–12 students’ scientific and data literacy; builds their reading, writing, and oral commun


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


This data brief from the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) describes some of the steps being taken by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and T


The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma


In partnership with the Adobe Foundation, EDC created the Adobe Youth Voices Essentials, a set of open curricula and resources for educators to create breakthrough media-making learning experiences


This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:


This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.