Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D.

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Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist and Founder of the Clearinghouse and a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy at Penn State University

Daniel Perkins, Ph.D. is a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy and a faculty member of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development. Dr. Perkins’ scholarship involves the integration of practice and research into three major foci: Positive Youth Development; Healthy Family Development; and Community Collaboration.

Daniel F. Perkins is a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy at Pennsylvania State University. He is the principal scientist and founder of an applied research center, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. He has been designing and evaluating strengths-based family and youth development programs in Cooperative Extension and leading complex projects for 25 plus years. Daniel is interested in hybrid evaluations of preventions and interventions, implementation science, and community-based delivery models.

Since 2001, he has co-led the implementation of an evidence-based University-community partnership model for delivery, dissemination, and sustainability of evidence-based preventive interventions. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Wallace Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and the United States Marine Corps, and many regional foundations.

Finally, Dr. Perkins also completed an appointment as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families. He is truly grateful to be able to support the service members, veterans, and their families.