Center Research Faculty

Mark Feinberg   Current Vita

Ph.D., George Washington University, 1998

Research Professor and Senior Scientist, Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development

Program Areas: Family Science & Intervention (Co-Leader); PEACE; School-based Prevention Research; Translation, Dissemination & Implementation

Contact Information

316 Biobehavioral Health Building


Phone: 814-865-8796
Fax Number: 814-865-6004

Research Interests

Family and community prevention; development, family relationships, and biological systems; coparenting, siblings, and family violence; mindfulness

Popular Media Stories

Overcoming Pregnancy Anxiety: From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Supportive Partners

(December 10, 2014)

Mark Feinberg to Share Ideas at Champions of Change Event in the White House

University Park, PA (September 9, 2013) PennStateNews

Sibling Rivalry is Not Welcome Here

Huffington Post (November 29, 2012)/Eva Glettner, blog

Men, Women have Different Stress Reactions to Relationship Conflict

University Park, PA (October 10, 2012)

Daily Collegian Interview with Feinberg, October 29, 2012

Violent Relationships Likely Detrimental to Good Parenting

Penn State Newswire, March 2, 2012

Strong Relationships Improve Family Life

eScienceNews, March 9, 2011, on Family Foundations

Local Program Cuts Youth Drinking, Violence: Study

Reuters, October 7, 2011

Research Projects

Family-focused Prevention Projects

Family Foundations (co-parenting)

Siblings Are Special [site]


Preventing Poor Pregnancy Outcomes [site]

(Pennsylvania Department of Health)

Research on Biological Systems and Families

Affective Neuroscience of Parenting

(CYFC, Penn State)

Gene x Environment Interaction and Adolescent Substance Use [site]


HPA Axis, Couples Relations, and Violence


Community Prevention

Community Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use


Communities That Care [site]

PROSPER [site]


Adolescent Peer Networks, Substance Use, and Intervention

(NIDA, W. T. Grant Foundation)

Evidence2Success [site]

(Annie E. Casey Foundation)