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
Managing Project Director
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
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
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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
Heidi Kar staff portait
Senior Project Director
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 staff portrait
Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Catherine McCulloch staff photo
Project Director
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Dawn Nixon staff portait
Senior Training and Technical Assistance 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
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | 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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Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.

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This online guide provides Head Start and Early Head Start home visitors with effective strategies to assess, promote, and model good hygiene during regular meetings with families.

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

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This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.
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EDC and the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) are working to transform developmental and adult basic education.

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

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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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Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.
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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