Abe Wandersman, PhD
Dr. Wandersman's research interests include community psychology, environmental and ecological psychology, citizen participation, community coalitions, and program evaluation. His specific areas of focus include the Getting To Outcomes accountability approach, empowerment evaluation, implementation science, and bridging research and practice.
- Professor, Psychology, University of South Carolina
- PhD, 1976, Cornell University, Psychology
- D’Amico, E. J., Chinman, M., Stern, S. A., & Wandersman, A. (2009). Community prevention handbook on adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment. In C. Leukefeld, T. Gullotta, & M. Staton-Tindall (Eds.), Adolescent substance abuse: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment (pp. 213-249). New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media.
- Wandersman, A. (2009). Four keys to success (theory, implementation, evaluation, resource/system support): High hopes and challenges in participation. American Journal of Community Psychology. 43(1/2), 3-21.
- Chinman, M., Tremain, B., Imm, P. & Wandersman, A. (2009). Strengthening prevention performance using technology: A formative evaluation of interactive Getting to Outcomes. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(4), 469-481. doi: 10.1037/a0016705
- Nation, M., Fortney, T., & Wandersman, A. (2009). Race, place, and neighboring: Social ties among neighbors in urban, suburban, and rural contexts. Environment and Behavior, 42(5), 581-596. doi: 10.1177/0013916508328599
- Imm, P., Chinman, M., & Wandersman, A. (2006). Preventing underage drinking: Using the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework and Getting to Outcomes to achieve results. Washington, DC: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
- Advice for Budding Implementation Researchers
- Empowerment Evaluation Can Guide Program Implementation
- Mobilizing a Community to Solve Problems
- Project Evaluation Should Begin Early On
- What Does it Take to Actually Achieve Outcomes?