Scientist NameJ. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

• The Child Study: Randomized Controlled Trial of the Friends of the Children Program (PI, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
• The Relief Nursery Study: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multimodal Prevention Program Targeting Child Abuse and Neglect (PI, Office of Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau, ACF)

J. Mark EddyPrimary research and clinical interests

Dr. J. Mark Eddy is a Senior Fellow Scientist and Licensed Psychologist.  Since 2011, he has worked as the Director of Research at Partners for Our Children in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle, but has continued to be involved as the principal investigator on several studies that were developed at OSLC. During his years at OSLC, he served as the principal investigator on multiple randomized prevention trials of programs delivered within systems of care relevant to children and families. These include the Child Study, a multi-site randomized controlled trial of the Friends of the Children youth mentoring program; the Parent Child Study, a randomized trial of Parenting Inside Out, a parent management training with incarcerated parents within adult corrections; the Paths Project, a study of the transition into young adulthood for youth who were heavily involved with the juvenile justice system and who participated in a randomized trial of multidimensional treatment foster care; and the Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) Project, a study of the transitions into young adulthood for participants in a randomized multi-modal school-based prevention intervention program that began during elementary school.  He also served as co-investigator with OSLC scientist Dr. Charles R. Martinez, Jr. (now at the Center for Equity Promotion at the University of Oregon) on a variety of projects through the Oregon Social Learning Center Latino Research Team, including the Latino Youth and Family Empowerment Project, which developed and studied a culturally specific parent training intervention for Latino families with youngsters at risk for substance use and related problems; and the Adolescent Latino Acculturation Study, which was designed to learn more about how Latino families and their middle school youth who have immigrated to the U.S. adapt to life in this country.

Dr. Eddy has a strong commitment to finding ways to link the research community with practitioners and policy makers to improve outcomes for children and families. He is actively involved in work in this regard in Washington State, Oregon, and in four countries in Central America. His book for clinicians, Aggressive and Defiant Behavior: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies for the Conduct Disorders, reviews the most effective treatments for the conduct disorders. He recently co-edited the book Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners (Urban Institute Press). His primary research interests include prevention of child abuse and neglect; the development and prevention of child antisocial behavior and related problem behaviors, such as substance use and abuse, academic failure, and high risking sexual behavior; the development of preventive interventions for incarcerated parents, their children, and the caregivers of their children; early childhood education and intervention; and youth mentoring. His primary clinical interests are parent education, parent management training, marriage and family therapy, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He is also interested in the interface between science and policy; culture/ethnicity and prevention; observational research methods; quantitative and qualitative methodologies; and the history of science and psychology.


Selected publications

Shortt, J. Wu, Eddy, J. M., Sheeber, L., & Davis, B. (2014). Project Home: A pilot evaluation of an emotion-focused intervention for mothers reuniting with children after prison. Psychological Services, 11, 1-9.

Poehlmann, J. & Eddy, J. M. (Eds.) (2013). Relationship processes and resilience in children with incarcerated parents. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 78 (3), Serial No. 308.

Eddy, J. M., Cearley, J. J., Bergen, J., & Stern-Carusone, J. (2013). Children of incarcerated parents. In D. L. DuBois & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring (2nd ed.) (pp. 369-382). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Eddy, J. M., Martinez, C. R., Jr., & Burraston, B. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of a parent management training program for incarcerated parents: Proximal impacts. In Poehlmann, J. & Eddy, J. M. (Eds.), Relationship processes and resilience in children with incarcerated parents (pp. 75-93). Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 78 (3), Serial No. 308.

Eddy, J. M., & Poehlmann, J. (Eds.) (2010). Children of incarcerated parents: A handbook for researchers and practitioners. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Eddy, J. M. (2009). The Conduct Disorders: Latest assessment and treatment strategies (5th ed.). Boston: Jones and Barlett Publishers.

Eddy, J. M., Smith, P., Brown, C. H., & Reid, J. B. (2005). A survey of prevention science training: Implications for educating the next generation. Prevention Science, 6 (01), 59-71.

Martinez, C. R.,Jr., & Eddy, J. M. (2005). Effects of culturally adapted parent management training on Latino youth behavioral health outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 841-851.

Eddy, J. M., Reid, J. B., Stoolmiller, M., & Fetrow, R. A. (2003). Outcomes during middle school for an elementary school-based preventive intervention for conduct problems: Follow-up results from a randomized trial. Behavior Therapy, 34, 535-552.

Eddy, J. M., & Chamberlain, P. (2000). Family management and deviant peer association as mediators of the impact of treatment condition on youth antisocial behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 857-863.

Stoolmiller, M., Eddy, J. M., & Reid, J. B. (2000). Detecting and describing preventive intervention effects in a universal school-based randomized trail targeting delinquent and violent behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 296-306.

Reid, J. B., Eddy, J. M., Fetrow, R. A., & Stoolmiller, M. (1999). Description and immediate impacts of a preventive intervention for conduct problems. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24 (4), 483-517.

Eddy, J. M., Dishion, T. J., & Stoolmiller,M. (1998). The analysis of intervention change in children and families: Methodological and conceptual issues embedded in intervention studies. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 26, 53-69.