Dr. Crowley a prevention scientist investigating how to optimize investments in healthy development—with a focus on preventive strategies to reduce substance misuse and delinquent behavior.
University Park, PA 16802
2010, M.S., HDFS, Pennsylvania State University
2008, B.S., Psychology (Sociology minor), James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
- Strengthening methods for economic evaluations of preventive interventions
- Optimizing prevention strategies’ impact relative to cost
- Developing best practices for translating these investments into evidence-based policy
- Economic Evaluation (Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Budgetary Impact Analysis)
- Program Evaluation
- Policy Analysis
- Mixed Methods Studies
I am an Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University studying the economics of investing in healthy development. I direct the Prevention Economic Planning and Research Labs within the Department of Human Development & Family Studies.Our work is generally focused on preventing illness and criminal behavior through evidence-based investments in childhood and adolescence. This includes utilizing advanced analytic designs, administrative data and technological solutions to optimize preventive strategies.
This work sits at the intersection of human development, economics and public policy. Our research focuses primarily on (1) strengthening economic evaluations of preventive interventions, (2) facilitating evidence-based policy-making through strategic investments in preventive services, and (3) evaluating the utility of performance-based financing to access new resources for improving health.
Our research is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Child Development as well as the Doris Duke and the Robert Wood Johnson.
I am accepting graduate students for the coming 2015-2016 academic year.
Crowley, D. M. Dodge, K., Barnett, S., Corso, P., Duffy, S., Graham, P., Greenberg, M. T., Hill, L., Haskins, R., Jones, D. E., Karoly, L., Kuklinski, M., & Plotnick, R. (2018). Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science. Prevention Science, 19(3), 366-390.
Crowley, D. M., Scott, T. (Supervised Student Author - Graduate Student), & Fishbein, D. (2018). Translating prevention research for evidence-based policymaking: Results from the Research-to-Policy Collaboration pilot. Prevention Science, 19(2).
Crowley, D. M., & Jones, D. E. (2017). Valuing Our Communities: Ethical Considerations for Economic Evaluation of Community-Based Prevention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60(3), 309-315.
Crowley, D. M. & Jones, D. E. (2017). A Framework for Valuing Investments in a Nurturing Society: Implications for Prevention Research and Evidence-Based Policy Child Clinical and Family Psychology Review, 20(1).
Crowley, D. M. & Jones, D. E. (2016). Financing prevention: opportunities for economic analysis across the translational research cycle. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6(145).
Jones, D. E., Greenberg, M. T., & Crowley, D. M. (2015). Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness. American Journal of Public Health, 105(11), 2283-2290.
Crowley, D. M. (2014). The role of social impact bonds in pediatric health care. Pediatrics, 134(2), e331-3.
Crowley, D. M., Jones, D. E., Coffman, D. L., & Greenberg, M. T. (2014). Can we build an efficient response to the prescription drug abuse epidemic? Assessing the cost effectiveness of universal prevention in the PROSPER trial. Preventive Medicine, 62, 71-7.
Crowley, D. M., Coffman, D. L., Feinberg, M. E., Greenberg, M. T., & Spoth, R. L. (2014). Evaluating the impact of implementation factors on family-based prevention programming: methods for strengthening causal inference. Prevention Science, 15(2), 246-55.
Crowley, D. M., Jones, D. E., Greenberg, M. T., Feinberg, M. E., & Spoth, R. L. (2012). Resource consumption of a diffusion model for prevention programs: the PROSPER delivery system. The Journal of adolescent health, 50(3), 256-63.
I am studying the economics of investing in healthy development. I direct the Prevention Economic Planning and Research Labs within the Department of Human Development & Family Studies. Our work is generally focused on preventing illness and criminal behavior through evidence-based investments in childhood and adolescence. This includes utilizing advanced analytic designs, administrative data and technological solutions to optimize preventive strategies.