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

Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
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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
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Director of Prevention and Practice
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Principal Technical Advisor
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Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
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Distinguished Scholar
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Scientist
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
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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
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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
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Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Private Sector Partnerships
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
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.
Reports

This collection of six essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to close opportunity gaps in mathematics education and support teachers in improving instruction.

 

Webinars

In this webinar, EDC’s Shai Fuxman, Carol Oliver, and Gisela Rots share their expertise about the crucial role that prevention plays in curtailing the opioid crisis.

Reports

This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.

Reports

This report describes the proceedings from the first State-Federal STEM Summit, held June 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Resource libraries

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

Studies

Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.

Resource libraries

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

Webinars

In this webinar, EDC’s Shai Fuxman, Carol Oliver, and Gisela Rots share their expertise about the crucial role that prevention plays in curtailing the opioid crisis.

Reports

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

Websites

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