Ben Goodman

Research Scientist

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.

Research Interests:
Early Childhood, Parenting, Program Evaluation

Education:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Dodge, K.A., Goodman, W.B., Murphy, R.A., O’Donnell, K., Sato, J., & Guptill, S. (2013). Implementation and randomized controlled trial evaluation of universal postnatal nurse home visiting. American Journal of Public Health, e1-e8.  [abs]

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

  4. 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]

  5. Goodman, W.B., Crouter, A.C., & The Family Life Project Key Investigators (2009). Longitudinal associations between maternal work stress, negative work-family spillover, and depressive symptoms. Family Relations, 58(3), 245-258. [full], [doi]  [abs]

Recent Presentations
  1. Goodman, W.B. & Sato, J. Systems Change Required in Replicating a Universal Home Visiting Program., Working Group on Early Childhood in Rural South Carolina, Hartsville, SC, March, 2014
  2. Goodman, W.B. Strengthening Connections to Pediatric Primary Care through Universal Home Visiting, National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs, Washington, D.C., January, 2014

Ben Goodman

Ben Goodman
Office: Erwin Square Mill Building, Bay C, Room 218
Phone: (919) 668-4126
Fax: (919) 668-6923
E-mail:  ben.goodman@duke.edu  send me a message

Mailing Address:
Duke Box 90539, Durham, NC 27708-0539

Research Interests: (from Specialties)
Early Childhood, Parenting, Program Evaluation Specialties:

Early Childhood
Parenting
Program Evaluation