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

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Senior International Technical Advisor
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Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
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Managing Project Director
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
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Senior Project Director
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Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
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Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
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Director of Prevention and Practice
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Researcher
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Principal Technical Advisor
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Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
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Chief of Party | Education Specialist
Chuck Klevgaard
Project Director
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Senior Project Director
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Senior Project Director
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Senior Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
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Managing Project Director
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Senior Project Director
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Senior Project Director
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Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
William Potter
Principal International Technical Advisor
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Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Suicide, Violence, and Injury Prevention
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
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Project Director
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
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Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Private Sector Partnerships
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Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
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.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is one of the most pervasive and devastating consequences of the opioid crisis, affecting six newborns per 1,000 hospital births. This webinar will explore the current evidence for what drives this problem and what works to prevent it.

Reports

This report details the work of EDC’s Proyecto METAS to improve education for employment, learning, and success in Honduras. Specific challenges to program implementation are discussed, as are innovative solutions.

Reports

This brief provides schools and districts with an overview of a matched-comparison group design and describes how they can use this research method to answer questions about the impacts of educational programs.

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.

Studies

Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:

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

Toolkits

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

Reports

This is the executive summary for the report that describes the results of a randomized controlled study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program.

Websites

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.

Reports

This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.