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 issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:

Websites

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

Reports

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

Toolkits

This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, evaluations, and toolkits produced by Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) partners and principal investigators with DR K–12 grant

Toolkits

This guide helps school districts choose the computer science (CS) curricula that best suit their communities’ needs.

Reports

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

Reports

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma

Resource libraries

This website offers stories, tools, videos, and other resources to support substance misuse and mental illness prevention efforts from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies

Resource libraries

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