Scientist NameJ. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

• Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers: Randomized Controlled Trial of School-Based Preventive Intervention (PI, NIMH)
• The Child Study: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long Term Professional Youth Mentoring Program (PI, NICHD)
• The Parent Child Study: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Parent Management Training Intervention for Incarcerated Parents (PI, NIMH)
• Adolescent Latino Acculturation Study (Co-I, NIDA)
• Latino Youth Family Empowerment Project II (Co-I, NIDA)

J. Mark EddyPrimary research and clinical interests

Dr. J. Mark Eddy is a Senior Scientist and Licensed Psychologist. He is the principal investigator on several 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 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 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 serves as co-investigator with Dr. Charles R. Martinez, Jr. on a variety of projects through the Oregon Social Learning Center Latino Research Team, including the Latino Youth and Family Empowerment Project, which is developing and studying 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 is 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 is also involved in several research and development projects with community non-profits that work with children and families, including the Oregon Relief Nurseries, family strengthening organizatioins throughout the state that seek to prevent child abuse and neglect. He has a strong commitment to finding ways to link the research community with practitioners and policy makers to improve outcomes for children and families. 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.

His primary research interests include 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 conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, parent management training, and marriage and family therapy. 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

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.