Assistant Professor, HDFS
219 HHD Building
Max studies the economics of investing in healthy development. He directs the Prevention Economic Planning and Research Labs within the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, and the Administrative Data Acccelerator, located in the Prevention Research Center. His work is generally focused on preventing illness and criminal behavior through evidence-based investments in childhood and adolescence. This includes utilizing advanced analytic designs, administrative data and technological solutions to optimize preventive strategies.
This work sits at the intersection of human development, economics and public policy. His research focuses primarily on (1) strengthening economic evaluations of preventive interventions, (2) facilitating evidence-based policy-making through strategic investments in preventive services, and (3) evaluating the utility of performance-based financing to access new resources for improving health.
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A Low-Cost RCT for Evaluating the Impact of a Universal Substance Abuse Prevention Model on the Medicaid System
Improving the Social Emotional Skills in Childhood Enhances Long-Term Well-being and Economic Outcomes
Advancing the power of economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families
Basurto-Davila, R., Brooks-Gunn, J., Brooks, J., Chow, B., Corso, P., Crowley, D. M., Fitzpatrick, J., Karoly, L., Kuklinski, M., Nugent, R., Acosta-Price, O., Miller, T., Sheridan, A., Steurle, E., & Jackson, L. (2016). Advancing the power of economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23481
The power of a collaborative relationship between technical assistance providers and community prevention teams: A correlational and longitudinal study
Chilenski, S., Perkins, D. F., Olson, J. R., Hoffman, L., Feinberg, M. E., Greenberg, M. T., Welsh, J. A., Crowley, D. M., & Spoth, R. L. (2016). The power of a collaborative relationship between technical assistance providers and community prevention teams: A correlational and longitudinal study. Evaluation and Program Planning, 54(1), 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.10.002