Daniel Bolt, PhD, is a Core Faculty member of the UWPRC. He is the Nancy C. Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. Dr. Bolt’s research focuses on the theory and utilization of psychometric methods in both education and psychology. He will work on center activities and provide analysis support for the Core Research Project.
Roseanne Clark, PhD is the UWPRC Core Research Project Multiple Principal Investigator. and serves on the Administrative and Steering Committees of the UWPRC. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Faculty Director of the UW Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program and the UW Postpartum Depression Treatment Research Program. Dr. Clark’s research focuses on improving maternal, infant and early childhood mental health outcomes and assessment and treatment of early parent-child relationships. Dr. Clark is an internationally recognized expert in postpartum depression, assessment of the quality of mother-infant relationships, and parent-infant psychotherapy. She conducts clinical and translational research with underserved populations and has developed and evaluated the effectiveness of preventative and early intervention approaches in urban, rural and tribal communities. As UWPRC Core Research Project Multiple Principal Investigator, Dr. Clark works with Dr. Jane Mahoney on activities related to the Core Research Project, providing her extensive expertise in this field.
Ben Glad, MA, MS is the Project Assistant for the UWPRC Core Research Project. He is a doctoral student in school psychology within UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Psychology. Ben has considerable experience with assessment and intervention with children and has served as the senior research coordinator for several of Dr. Roseanne Clark’s grant-funded research programs, including community-based studies of postpartum depression preventive intervention and child development and innovations in early relational screening, assessment and supportive interventions in home visiting. His research interests include the nature and impact of parent-infant/early childhood relationships across child development and prevention and early intervention enhancement through multidisciplinary collaboration. As Project Assistant, Ben will help to oversee Core Research Project research activities, including maternal and infant assessment data collection, database management, coordination with study statistician, supervision of graduate students, and implementation fidelity.
Megan Hennessy graduated from University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Education minor in May of 2020. She is currently a Program Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry and the Project Coordinator for the Core Research Project within the UWPRC. Megan is particularly interested in the creation and implementation of accessible mental health treatments for children and their families.
Jane Mahoney, MD is the UWPRC Associate Director of Translation and Core Research Project Multiple Principal Investigator. She is a Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is nationally known for her dissemination and implementation research on the Stepping On falls prevention program, resulting in spread of that program (Stepping On) to 25 states. She is the Director of the UW Community-Academic Aging Resource Network, in which role she facilitates formation of research partnerships involving UW investigators and community-based social service agencies to improve the health of Wisconsin’s older adults. She is Associate Director for Implementation Science for the CTSA-funded UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) – Community-Academic Partnerships (CAP) core. In this role, she has developed the Dissemination and Implementation Launchpad, which provides training and consultation for faculty and researchers in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science; and funding, business, and marketing resources to support translation of evidence into practice.
As the UWPRC Associate Director of Translation, she works with Dr. Sheri Johnson to provide consultation to investigators of UWPRC research projects regarding design for dissemination, navigation to implementation science and dissemination resources, and connections to translation, policy, and institutionalization stakeholders. She will also lead the Translation Partners Panel. As the Multiple Principal Investigator of the Core Research Project, she will work with Dr. Roseanne Clark on activities related to the Core Research Project. Dr. Mahoney will oversee the implementation science aspects, including implementation of all translation activities.
Jen Perfetti, MA, LPC, is a Senior Clinician with the UWPRC Core Research Project. Ms. Perfetti is a licensed counselor and has specialized in the clinical treatment of women experiencing perinatal mental health issues and their families for over 15 years, along with having provided extensive statewide professional development training. Ms. Perfetti will oversee M-ITG lean-model development activities as well as develop and oversee the home visitor professional development programming.
Yang Wang, PhD, is a Core Faculty member of the UWPRC. She is an Associate Professor in the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wang’s research expertise includes health economics as well as applied microeconomics and econometrics. She will work on center activities and provide cost benefit analysis support for the Core Research Project.