Max Crowley, director of the Prevention Research Center (PRC), will build on last semester’s seminar discussions and highlight opportunities for the PRC to shape the future of the field. He will also share how PRC researchers can leverage Penn State’s existing prevention research infrastructure to maximize the use of their time, resources and research impact. He will deliver a presentation for 30 minutes and then open the floor for 30 minutes of discussion and idea sharing.
This seminar is part of the PRC’s strategic planning process as we build our 5-year strategic plan.
About the Speaker
Max Crowley is the director of the Prevention Research Center and a prevention scientist investigating how to optimize investments in healthy development and well-being. This work sits at the intersection of social policy, prevention science and public finance. His program of research is motivated by a desire to increase the use of cost-effective, evidence-based preventive strategies to improve the lives of children and families. To accomplish this, his work aims to:
- strengthen methods for benefit-cost analyses of preventive interventions;
- optimize prevention strategies’ impact; and
- develop best practices for how to translate these investments into evidence-based policy.
In this manner, he seeks to not only understand the costs and benefits of prevention, but aims to develop better interventions and encourage them to be disseminated widely.
His research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and National Institute on Aging as well as the Robert Wood Johnson, Laura & John Arnold, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell and Doris Duke Charitable Foundations.