Research Scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy; Senior Fellow, Center for Child and Family Health
Ben Goodman is a research scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Child & Family Health at Duke University. His research interests focus broadly on the implementation and evaluation of home visiting programs to improve parent and child well-being, as well as the influence of stress and support on the quality of parent-child relationships, parents’ own well-being, and child development.
Goodman currently serves as the director of model innovation and evaluation for the Family Connects universal newborn nurse home visiting program. In this capacity, he oversees program evaluation for all communities implementing Family Connects and leads the program’s impact evaluation work, including two randomized, controlled trials in Durham, North Carolina, and a quasi-experimental study in four low-income, rural counties in eastern North Carolina. Additionally, Goodman is contributing to a new collaboration between three evidence-based programs: Family Connects, Nurse-Family Partnership, and HealthySteps to develop a continuum of supports to promote well-being and kindergarten readiness for all children in Guilford County, N.C.
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.
- Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment
- Prospective Study of Infant Development
- Family Connects International
- Durham Connects
- Family Connects – Nurse-Family Partnership Prenatal Collaboration
- Family Connects - HealthySteps 0-3 Collaboration
Early Childhood, Parenting, Program Evaluation
- Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University - 2009
Recent Publications (More Publications)
- 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]
- KA Dodge, WB Goodman, RA Murphy, K O'Donnell and J Sato (2013). Randomized controlled trial of universal postnatal nurse home visiting: impact on emergency care.. Pediatrics, 132 Suppl 2, S140-S146. [doi] [abs]
- Toward population impact from home visiting (2013). Toward Population Impact from Home Visiting.. Zero to three, 33(3), 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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