At EDC, we are skilled at applying evidence to inform policies on a wide range of issues. We use data and incorporate multiple perspectives into briefings, white papers, and consultations that inform discussions and lead to concrete actions for government and community initiatives.

We support policy implementation and change management processes, building public will and addressing financing, workforce, and other challenges. We bring together diverse working groups and work with policymakers at multiple levels, including local school and clinic administrators as well as decision makers in ministries and federal agencies.

No matter where our efforts are aimed, we demonstrate a longstanding commitment to collaboration and informed policy improvements that are grounded in science, knowledge, evidence, and experience.

Experts

Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
David Jacobson staff portrait
Principal Technical Advisor
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
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Distinguished Scholar
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
Mary Ann Mackrain staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project Director
EDC's Catherine McCulloch staff portrait
Senior 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
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Melanie Sany
Director, International Youth and Workforce Development
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Private Sector Partnerships
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy
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Research Scientist

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on policy. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Resource libraries

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

Reports

For two years, the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center at EDC and the ITEST community engaged in a collaborative exploration of evidence-bas

Reports

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.

Reports

This document outlines the vision, mission, and three-year plan of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), which is based at EDC.

Resource libraries

This resource library is a collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help users understand and implement the Zero Suicide Initiative.

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

Reports

This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.

Reports

This is the executive summary of a report that describes the proceedings from the first State-Federal STEM Summit, held June 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Reports

This report surveys state-level efforts to improve access to K–12 computer science education opportunities in the United States.

Reports

The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog