Mark T. Greenberg
Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research, Professor of Human Development and Psychology
306 BBH Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
At Penn State I am Director of The Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (http://www.prevention.psu.edu ). The Prevention Center aims to promote the well-being of children and youth and to reduce the prevalence of high risk behaviors and poor outcomes for children, families and communities. The center has four primary goals; (1) conduct collaborative research to examine the effectiveness of innovative models of preventive intervention. (2) provide training on topics related to prevention research, (3) provide assistance to Pennsylvania communities on the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs, and (4) provide policy-relevant information on best practices to federal, state and local governments.
For a listing of research projects, go to http://www.prevention.psu.edu/people/greenberg_m.html
B.A., 1973, Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, Maryland
M.A., 1976, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Ph.D., 1978, Developmental Psychology (Minor in Pediatric Psychology/Child-Clinical), University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dupont Fellowship, University of Virginia 1973-1976
Invited Participant (Student) Committee on Research in Infancy, 1976 NIMH Research
Fellowship Award (Predoctoral) 1976-1977 Fellow at SRCD--Sponsored Institute on the Origins of Communication, June-July, 1979
Research Scientist Award, Society for Prevention Research (2002)
University Outreach Award – Penn State University (2003)
Leadership in Outreach Scholarship Award, College of Health & Human Development (2008)
Society for Prevention Research – Friend of Early Career Awards (2008)
Society for Child Development Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children Award (2009)
1975-1976: Pediatric Psychology Internship, Children's Rehabilitation Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia
1975-1977: Psychological Consultant, Special Foster Care Project, Region X Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board (Virginia)
1977-1983: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
1984-1985: Acting Director, Child Clinical Psychology
1985: Acting Director, Clinical Training Program (Jan-June)
1985-1987: Acting Director, Child Clinical Training Program
1983-1990: Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
1990-1997: Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
1997-2012: Director, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (State College and Harrisburg),
1997-Present, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Healthy Aging, Pennsylvania State University
Greenberg, M. T. (2010). School-Based Prevention: Current Status and Future Challenges. Effective Education. 2, 27-52.
Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2010). The effects of a multi-year randomized clinical trial of a universal social-emotional learning program: The role of student and school characteristics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 156-168. DOI: 10.1037/a0018607
Jennings, P. A. & Greenberg, M. (2009). The Prosocial Classroom: Teacher social and emotional competence in relation to child and classroom outcomes. Review of Educational Research, 79, 491-525.
Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2007). The Fast Track randomized controlled trial to prevent externalizing psychiatric disorders: Findings from grades 3 to 9. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 1263-1272.
Spoth, R., Redmond, C., Shin, C., Clair, S., Greenberg, M. T., & Feinberg M. E. (2007). Toward public health benefits from community-university partnerships: PROSPER effectiveness trial results for substance use at 1½ years past baseline. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32, 395-402. DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2007.01.014
Greenberg, M. T. (2006). Promoting resilience in children and youth: Preventive interventions and their interface with neuroscience. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1094, 139-150.
Greenberg, M. T., Domitrovich, C., Graczyk, P. A., & Zins, J. E. (2005). The study of implementation in school-based prevention research: Theory, research and practice. Volume 3 of Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, DHHS Pub. No. (SMA)_ . Rockville: MD. Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Greenberg, M. T. (2004). Current and future challenges in school-based prevention: Thr researcher perspective. Prevention Science, 5, 5-13.
Greenberg, M. T., Weissberg, R. P., Utne O'Brien, M., Zins, J. E., Fredericks, L., Resnik, H., & Elias, M. J. (2003). Enhancing school-based prevention and youth development through coordinated social, emotional, and academic learning. American Psychologist, 58, 466-474.
Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (1999). Initial impact of the Fast Track prevention trial for conduct problems: II. Classroom effects. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 648-657.
- Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development
- Human Development
- Domains of Health and Behavior
- Contexts and Social Institutions