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Doing Translational Research podcast with Chris Wildeman

wildemanIn episode 6 of the BCTR podcast Doing Translational Research, center director Karl Pillemer talks with Christopher Wildeman about his research on mass incarceration and inequality. Christopher Wildeman is an associate professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell, where he is also co-director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect and a faculty fellow here in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

Chris talks about his research and the way working with communities has strengthened his work. His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children. He is also interested in child welfare, especially as relates to child maltreatment and the foster care system.

Ep. 6: Incarceration and Inequality with Christopher Wildeman - Doing Translational Research podcast





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Using science to tell the story

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Janis Whitlock

Dr. Janis Whitlock, director, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (CRPSIR), and Deinera Exner-Cortens, former BCTR grad student,  wrote a recent post on the Society for Research on Adolescence blog about the importance of conveying research findings in a concise and engaging way. Whitlock explains a revelation she had after conversing with a visiting speaker,

... rather than lament the strong proclivity of the public, including policy makers, to favor anecdotes over rigorous evidence produced by careful scientific inquiry, we must learn to render our data as a testimonial, a story with soul and heart and meaning for everyday people in everyday life. What does this mean for our work? For me, the take home was this: in order for evidence to inform practice, policy and public opinion, members of the research community need to become good storytellers, using our data to construct and tell meaningful and understandable stories ...

She goes on to discuss some ways to address the problem of translating complex research findings for a general audience.

Using Science to Tell the Story - Society for Research on Adolescence

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