Principal Scientist and Founder, Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness; Professor, Family & Youth Resiliency and Policy
Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
One of Daniel’s primary areas of focus is in fostering the well-being of military service members and their families through the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. As Director of the Clearinghouse, he is able to facilitate the translation of science into action by providing comprehensive. science-based programs and technical assistance to professionals working with military families.
Daniel is also interested in hybrid evaluations of preventions and interventions, resiliency, implementation science and community-based prevention addressing youth substance abuse issues. Two other key projects Daniel has worked on include PROSPER and the Air Force’s implementation of the Zero Suicide Systems Approach. Daniel looks forward to continuing his work assisting with the systematic adaptation of evidence-based programs in military communities.
As a prevention research scientist over the past 16 years, Daniel has authored 79 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a recent recipient of the W.K.K. Kellogg Community Engagement Award for the northeast region. He became interested in prevention research because of its alignment with Extension and the mission of the Land Grant University. Daniel particularly likes working with the Prevention Research Center because he gets to collaborate with colleagues who are innovative and willing to take risks.
Daniel is a proud father of twin girls and one boy, and enjoys spending time with his family, watching them in equestrian and soccer events, watching PSU sport events, hiking all over PA, and hunting for various animals.
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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
Universal prevention exposure as a moderator of the community context: Findings from the PROSPER project
Chilenski, S., Welsh, J. A., Perkins, D. F., Feinberg, M. E., & Greenberg, M. T. (2016). Universal prevention exposure as a moderator of the community context: Findings from the PROSPER project. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57(12), 819. doi: 00910562
Thriving in school: The role of sixth grade adolescent-parent-school relationships in predicting eighth grade academic outcomes
Welsh, J. A., Chilenski, S., Johnson, L. E., Perkins, D. F., Greenberg, M. T., Berrena, E., & Spoth, R. L. (2016, In Press). Thriving in school: The role of sixth grade adolescent-parent-school relationships in predicting eighth grade academic outcomes. Youth & Society.