Local Research Scientist Appointed Associate Editor for the Journal Prevention Science

May 25, 2011

Contact: J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D., marke@oslc.org or Debbie Wetherald, debbiew@oslc.org 541-485-2711

Eugene, OR – J. Mark Eddy, senior scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the professional journal Prevention Science. This quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of the international Society for Prevention Research (SPR) serves to share new developments in prevention sciences which cover a wide range of areas, including health and social problems, substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, violence, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STD’s, obesity, diet/nutrition, exercise, and chronic illness.

His work and continuing contributions to SPR have helped advance the field, encourage and guide others, and establish prevention science as a rigorous discipline that attracts serious funding from both federal and private sources. He was a key organizer for the SPR Early Career Preventionists Network (ECPN), jump-starting and encouraging young scientists in the field. He was honored by the Society in 1998 with the SPR Early Career Scientist Award and again in 2009 with the SPR Friend of ECPN Award for mentoring.

Eddy, who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, is the principal investigator on several longitudinal studies of interventions for children, adolescents, and families including:

  • The Family Study, a randomized controlled trial of the Relief Nursery program.
  • The Parent Child Study, a randomized trial of parent management training with incarcerated parents within adult corrections
  • The Child Study, a multi-site randomized controlled trial of the Friends of the Children youth mentoring program
  • 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
  • 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.

He also serves as a co-investigator on several OSLC Latino Research Team studies.