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Peabody Research Institute

Welcome to the Peabody Research Institute

Our mission at PRI is to conduct research aimed at improving the effectiveness of programs for children, youth, and families. Using field research, program evaluation, and research synthesis (meta-analysis), our faculty and staff help determine which programs are actually making a difference in the lives of the people they serve. PRI research addresses many aspects of child and family programs, such as their implementation, costs, dissemination, and social or political support. But the main focus for all of our work is the effects of programs on children and families. We encourage you to explore our current projects and learn more about PRI.

Getting to PRI



Mark Lipsey, Director
Dale Farran, Senior Associate Director
Sandra Jo Wilson, Associate Director
Judy Formosa, Administrative Assistant
Tonya Simmons, Financial & Human Resources Administrator

Contact Information

Phone: (615) 322-8540
Fax: (615) 322-0293

Mailing Address:
Peabody Research Institute
230 Appleton Place
PMB 181
Nashville, TN 37203-5721

Delivery Address:
Peabody Research Institute
1930 South Drive
Room 410A
Nashville, TN 37212