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Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter), Pennsylvania State University
evidence-based prevention & intervention of delinquency, violence, drug use, school failure
community-based prevention models (Communities That Care, Weed & Seed, Strategic Prevention Framework, Drug-free Communities, etc.)
state-level systems and large-scale replication of evidence-based programs
implementation Quality and Fidelity (assurance and measurement)
training and technical assistance to prevention programs and community coalitions

Faculty Members
Brian K. Bumbarger, evidence-based prevention and intervention (delinquency, violence and drugs), community-based prevention models, state-level models
Mark T. Greenberg, same
Stephanie Bradley, same
Mark Feinberg, same

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Brian K. Bumbarger, Director
206 Towers Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863- 2568
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 40
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    Federal and State

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation, legislative and policy briefings, training and technical assistance.

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    NIH, NSF, NIDA, NIAAA, OJJDP, PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, multiple foundations

  • Current Projects:
    large-scale multi-site and multi-state randomized trials, longitudinal studies of youth outcomes, longitudinal translational research (knowledge translation, research-to-practice). For details of current and past projects, see:

  • Indirect Cost Rates:
    26% (EPISCenter - off-campus); 47.4% (Prevention Research Center - on-campus)

  • Organizational policies on the use of collected data:
    negotiated with sponsor at project/award level

  • Organizational policies on publications:
    negotiated with sponsor at project/award level

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 12
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 20
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