Mark Feinberg

 Mark Feinberg

Research Professor of Health and Human Development

Contact Information

314 Biobehavioral Health Building
The Pennsylvania State University
State College PA 16801


(fax) 814-865-2530


Ph.D., George Washington University, 1998

Research Interests

Family and community prevention; development and family relationships; biological systems, emotion regulation, coparenting, and family violence; mindfulness


Online Video and Articles

Reducing Sibling Rivalry in Youth Improves Later Health and Well-being
(PennState News, November 27, 2012)

Protective Communities May Reduce Risk of Drinking in Teens
(PennState News, January 9, 2013)

PROSPER Prevention Programs Dramatically Cut Substance Use among Teens
(PennState News, June 4, 2013)

Brothers and Sisters Learn to Build Positive Relationships in SIBS Program

Mark Feinberg to Share Ideas at Champions of Change Event in the White House
(PennState News, September 9, 2013)

Classes Reduce Pregnancy Complications for Stressed Mothers
(PennState News, June 26, 2014)

Could Parenting Coaching for Expectant Couples Deliver Healthier Babies?
(Prevention Action, November 11, 2014)

Overcoming Pregnancy Anxiety: Building Better Relationships Relieves Stress
(, December 10, 2014)

Early Parental Program Improves Long-term Childhood Outcomes
(PennState News, January 19, 2015)

Research Projects

Family-focused Prevention Projects

Family Foundations (co-parenting)

Military Family Foundations

Siblings are Special

Preventing Poor Pregnancy Outcomes

Research on Biological Systems and Families

Affective Neuroscience of Parenting

Gene x Environment Interaction and Adolescent Substance Use

HPA Axis, Couples Relations, and Violence

Community Prevention

Community Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use

Communities That Care


Adolescent Peer Networks, Substance Use, and Intervention
(NIDA, W.T. Grant Foundation)

(Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Center Affiliations

  • Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center