EDC’s staff provides expertise in education and social science research. We design and conduct large-scale randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental evaluations, research syntheses, and secondary data analyses.

Our staff also has extensive experience in conducting surveys and formative and marketing research, including focus groups and interviews. Findings are used to inform policy and program strategies as well as to identify communication strategies, provide input on how programs are working, and determine what actions are needed to promote education, health, and livelihoods.


Experts

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
EDC's Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Research Scientist
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Researcher
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
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Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
EDC's Kimberly O’Brien staff portrait
Research Scientist
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
EDC's Kristen Reed staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
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Senior Research Associate
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
EDC's Jessica Young staff portrait
Research Scientist
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on research. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This report, published by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST), describes how three schools in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Nebraska int

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.

White papers

The authors share the findings of an EDC study that investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among 0–19-year-olds.

Reports

EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC.

Videos

The Safe in the City kit includes prevention posters, a user's guide, and a DVD of Safe in the City, a 23-minute HIV/STD prevention video designed to be easily integrated into cli

Resource libraries

This searchable database offers resources and materials selected and reviewed by the staff of the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).

Reports

Authored by EDC and the National Institute for Early Education Research, this brief looks at state policies and regulations regarding pre-K expansion that have the potential to positively impact child care quality and access for low-income working families.

Studies

This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them