Crowley moderates panel on economics of preventive interventions
Daniel Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and faculty affiliate of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, led a conversation among stakeholders on May 2 in Washington, D.C., regarding "Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families," a consensus report recently released from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Special journal issue features new model of translational science
A new model of prevention research is encouraging scientists to take a more integrative and translational approach to advance the development, implementation and scaling of more precision-based behavioral interventions and inform policy change. Diana H. Fishbein, director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Research, and professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, along with co-editors Ty A. Ridenour, Mindy Stahl and Steve Sussman, present the full translational spectrum of prevention science in this special issue of the Springer publication, Translational Behavioral Medicine.
Mothers' parenting stress impacts both parents' sexual satisfaction
First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to Penn State health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be reducing their sexual satisfaction is mothers' stress as a new parent, according to Chelom E. Leavitt, doctoral student, human development and family studies.