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.


Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
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
Bertha Gorham photo
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Photo of EDC's Cindy Hoisington
Science Educator
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
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
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project 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
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
EDC's Jerry Reed staff portrait
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
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
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



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

White papers

This white paper provides an overview of dosage, the data necessary to study dosage, and related key considerations.


This suite of research briefs created by EDC supports research-based implementation of 1-to-1 mobile tablet initiatives in elementary classrooms.


This website features assessments to diagnose whether students have specific misunderstandings or misconceptions about rational numbers, such as fractions and decimals.


This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them


This questionnaire was created by EDC, with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, for schools and districts to monitor support for student-centered 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 resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC.


Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills.


This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t


In this briefing book, the leaders of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) describe the goals, key accomplishments, and future directions of the partnership.