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Expanded Bio for Lynn Schrepferman

Lynn Schrepferman, PhD, has over 16 years of experience in research, implementation of evidence based prevention and evaluation. Lynn is a full-time community and organizational researcher at CCSR. Previously she coordinated numerous research projects focused on prevention, positive youth development, substance abuse, bullying and other problem behaviors.

Lynn was also was the coordinator of WSU’s substance abuse counselor certification program. She has extensive experience assisting community agencies and schools with the translation of promising and model evidence based prevention/interventions to best practice. She has worked on the implementation of several projects including the Incredible Years, Second Step, and the Family Checkup.

Lynn has extensive research experience both at the community level and with federally funded research grants. These experiences have included providing training, consultation, needs assessment and evaluation to a variety of community agencies. In addition, she has received federal funding on several projects on several projects including: a fellowship for early career prevention researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health, a grant to support substance abuse prevention development from the National Institute of Mental Health, and support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Lynn currently serves on the School Readiness Data Task Force for the state of Kansas. She has developed widespread collaborative relationships with teachers, building administrators, district officials, and school districts in the area. These relationships have led to the implementation of evidence based prevention projects and research at varying levels of the school ecology.

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