Stephanie Bradley began working at the Center as a graduate student because she was interested in applied prevention work. Now, as the director and a principal investigator for EPISCenter, Stephanie’s favorite aspect about working here continues to be what drew her over a decade ago—the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and communities through effective prevention programs and practices.
At the Center, Stephanie’s work focuses on adolescent development, evidence-based policymaking, and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. Stephanie began working in prevention science because she believes that preventing a problem is much more effective and satisfying than treating one after it has developed. In the future, Stephanie hopes to write papers and conduct evaluative analyses on the EPISCenter, and expand funding in order to develop better support for the work that is produced there. Stephanie is specifically passionate about translating research to inform public policy, and frequently gives presentations and testimony to city councils and legislative bodies to better inform policy makers about the importance of prevention and implementation science.
Stephanie received her Ph.D. from Penn State in human development and family studies in 2013. When she is not at the EPISCenter, Stephanie enjoys painting, hiking, and working on her Jeep.
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