This Senior Scientist Award supported a portion of the principal investigator’s salary. Dr. Dodge’s research contributed to the societal prevention of serious problem outcomes, including substance abuse, behaviors that place one at risk for HIV/AIDS, and child abuse, in two related populations: multi-problem adolescents and young high-risk mothers. The specific aims of his research were:
- to understand how chronic problem behaviors develop in these two populations;
- to translate findings from basic science into tests of ongoing prevention programs for these two populations; and
- to learn how to translate efficacious prevention models into communitywide change.