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

Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
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Managing Project Director
Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
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Senior Project Director
Heidi Kar staff portait
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
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
Barbara Miller
Vice President | Interim Director, Learning and Teaching Division
Gerald Reed
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
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Senior Research Associate
Melanie Sany
Senior Technical Advisor for Youth Livelihoods
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Jack Vondras
Certified Prevention Specialist
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.
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This tool supports partnerships between school districts and principal training program providers in areas such as the quality of their communications and collaboration.

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This resource library on the CADRE website highlights opportunities, resources, and projects that aim to increase involvement for underserved and underrepresented populations at all levels of STEM

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

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This website includes selected resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s work to prevent suicide.

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This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.

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This resource library from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) contains policy reports, briefs, annotated bibliographies, and other tools targeted to help early childhood educat

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

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This resource library maintained by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) includes products created by SPRC and its partners as well as toolkits, fact sheets, guides, upcoming trainings and

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This brief describes EDC’s deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time.
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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