EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.

We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.

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Brenda Bell
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Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
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Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
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Senior Research Scientist
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Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
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Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
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Evaluator
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Director of Prevention and Practice
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Science Educator
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Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
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Communications and Marketing Specialist
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Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
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Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
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Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Suicide, Violence, and Injury Prevention
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
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Project Director
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
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Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
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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

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Books

This book, published by Heinemann, supports grades 6–10 teachers in implementing EDC’s Transition to Algebra curriculum.

Websites

STEPS to Care e-Tools is a set of public health strategies for individuals at the highest risk of dropping out of HIV care.

Reports

EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.

Resource libraries

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.

Resource libraries

This website contains links to social marketing campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).

Reports

In this midterm evaluation of the Basa Pilipinas project in the Philippines, EDC tracked and measured changes in student reading performance.

Websites

This website offers free resources to help teachers provide effective instruction and support to students who are struggling with mathematics.

Toolkits

This informational brochure describes the Quality Measures process, tools, and protocols designed to guide and support the collaborative self-study of principal preparation programs by states, school districts, and their training providers.

Books

Published by Corwin, this book describes a process that teachers can use to engage students as partners in the formative assessment process—involving students in assessing their own learning and bu

Websites

This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.