Introduction & Projects
Jochebed Gayle's research and applied interests include the following:
1. Substantive: Broad focus on adolescent health and wellness in developmental and ecological contexts via: 1) identifying correlates and the longitudinal course of positive and negative functioning among adolescents; 2) examining the role of culture, family, and neighborhood contexts in youth risk behaviors; and 3) investigating physiological, behavioral and psychological correlates/indices of adolescent well-being.
2. Methodological: Focus on advanced modeling for examining complex and dynamic processes across developmental and real time, within multiple contexts.
3. Practical: Implementation and evaluation of family- and youth-centered prevention programs targeting adolescent health and well-being. Impact of translational research, bridging practice and policy to evidence-based research, for the promotion of youth and family well-being.
April 07, 2022
Penn State team leads effort to prevent youth substance misuse in PARead more.
October 26, 2021
New guide to funding and sustaining prevention in communities
The Funding Prevention in Communities: Lessons From Evidence2Success report, written by Margaret Flynn-Khan, Lynn Tiede, and Katherine Gaughen of Mainspring Consulting, aims to help community coalitions fund and sustain evidence-based prevention programs to promote healthy child development on a large scale. It focuses on communities that have implemented the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success® framework and shares their successes, challenges, and lessons from the field.Read more.