Ben Goodman, PhD, is a research scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. He currently serves as the evaluation director of two randomized control trials of the Durham Connects universal newborn nurse home visiting program: Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment and Prospective Study of Infant Development. In addition, he is evaluating the dissemination of the Durham Connects model to four low-income, rural counties as part of the North Carolina Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant: Family Connects Evaluation.
Goodman received his doctorate in human development and family studies from The Pennsylvania State University and was a postdoctoral scholar at Penn State’s Prevention Research Center prior to joining the Center for Child and Family Policy.
His research interests focus broadly on the influence of stress and support on the quality of parent-child relationships, parents’ own well-being, and child development, as well as the evaluation of home visiting programs to improve parent and child well-being.
Early Childhood, Parenting, Program Evaluation
- Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University - 2009
Recent Publications (More Publications)
- O’Donnell, K., Goodman, W.B., Williams, J., Rosanbalm, K., Shaw, L., Murphy, R.A & Dodge, K.A. (Submitted, 2015). Healthy Families Durham: Randomized controlled trial of 18 versus 36 months of home visiting services. Child Abuse & Neglect.
- Dodge, K.A., Goodman, W.B., Murphy, R.A., O’Donnell, K., Sato, J., & Guptill, S. (2014). Implementation and randomized controlled trial evaluation of universal postnatal nurse home visiting. American Journal of Public Health, S136-S143. [abs]
- Toward population impact from home visiting (2013). Dodge, K.A., Goodman, W.B., Murphy, R.A., O’Donnell, K., Sato, J.. Zero to Three, 33, 17-23. [abs]
- Dodge, K.A., Goodman, W.B., Murphy, R.A., O’Donnell, K., & Sato, J. (2013). Randomized controlled trial evaluation of universal postnatal nurse home visiting: Impacts on child emergency medical care at age 12-months [Special Issue]. Pediatrics, 132, S140-S1246. [abs]
- Goodman, W.B., Crouter, A.C., Lanza, S.T., Cox, M.J., Vernon-Feagans, L., & The Family Life Project Key Investigators (2011). Paternal work stress and latent profiles of father-infant parenting quality. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(3), 588-604. [full], [doi] [abs]
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