Research Workshop on Prevention Science: Methodology and Implementation

October 30, 2007

Keck Building, Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC


Welcome and Introduction: Ken Warner, Committee Chair


Panel One: Prevention Intervention Methodology


  • To discuss the science related to the efficacy and effectiveness of prevention interventions, particularly in relation to methodological advances and challenges since 1994

  • To identify and discuss methodological issues in evaluating prevention programs (e.g., effects size assessment; effects on different outcomes, subgroup effects, long-term effects)

  • To discuss standards for program efficacy and program effectiveness

  • To highlight how basic science can inform intervention science

  • To describe best practices beyond RCTs (e.g., qualitative methodology, continuous improvement strategies, time series designs)


Moderator Introduction: Hendricks Brown, Committee Member and University of South Florida

Presentations (10-12 minutes each):

Level of Evidence in Prevention ResearchBrian Flay, Oregon State University

Exploring Alternative Design MethodologiesSteve West, Arizona State University

The Developmental Epidemiology StrategyShep Kellam, American Institutes for Research

Learning from EthnographyLinda Burton, Duke University

How Neuroscience Can Inform PreventionDanny Pine, National Institute of Mental Health

Moderated Discussion – Hendricks Brown



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