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The RISE Network: Towards a New Framework for University Interventions in Disasters

Nov 25, 2019

In the era of climate change—where the frequency of extreme weather and disaster events is increasing and social inequality magnifies their impact—universities are acting as first responders without being designed or organized to serve in this role. Immediately after major events such as Hurricane…

New project to study harsh parenting to inform better interventions

Oct 18, 2019

Research shows that harsh parenting results in children with lower self-esteem and behavior problems, but many parents still practice it. Penn State researchers were recently awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the scientific understanding of harsh…

2019 Bennett Lecture to focus on mindfulness-based Interventions for addiction

Oct 10, 2019

On Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., Katie Witkiewitz, psychology professor at the University of New Mexico, will present the 2019 Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science, "Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Addiction: Making a Better Band-Aid," in 110 Henderson Building. The event is free and open to the public…

Schmitt Russell Research Lecture to focus on health and education interventions

Nov 6, 2018

Linda Collins, director of the Methodology Center, will present the 2018 Pauline Schmitt Russell Research Lecture, "Bringing Health and Education Interventions into the 21st Century,” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center on University Park campus.  The event,…

A better way to evaluate health interventions

Nov 4, 2018

There’s a better way to evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions. It can help make health interventions not only effective, but scalable, affordable and less complex. When testing an intervention that is trying to modify health attitudes or behaviors — like a smoking cessation program —…
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Researcher collaborates with scientists in Ireland as part of Fulbright program

Jun 5, 2018

Linda Collins, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and director of the Methodology Center, spent two weeks at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway this spring to present and collaborate on research on the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST), a framework…