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Laney Rupp, MPH

  • Research Associate

Laney Rupp provides project management support to various/several research projects/grants including MI-Youth Violence Prevention Center, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, and School Safety. Her research interests include prevention science, healthy adolescent development, and multilevel approaches to adolescent substance abuse prevention. Prior to her work with PRC, she served as an Americorps member and managed volunteer engagement programs in Santa Cruz County, California. She holds her MPH in Heath Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan.

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Ardele Stewart

  • Senior Secretary

Ardele Stewart provides administrative support for the staff at the Prevention Research Center of Michigan and is responsible for setting up the Center’s contracts with community partners. Over the course of her career at the University of Michigan, Ms. Stewart has had the opportunity to provide administrative support to programs related to educational opportunities for youth and community service learning for undergraduates.

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Pete Hutchison

Pete Hutchison

  • YES Program Director

Pete Hutchison is the Program Director for the Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES). Mr. Hutchison was a part of designing and implementing the original YES program and has been involved in the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC), since its inception. He has been involved in numerous community based initiatives in Genesee County since retiring from Genesee County Probate Court. He has also been involved in youth violence prevention in Flint since 1973.

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Alison Grodzinski

Alison Grodzinski, MLIS

  • Managing Director

Alison Grodzinski is the Managing Director for the Prevention Research Center of Michigan. She has worked with the PRC since 2007 and has participated as an active member of the research team for several projects including Partners In Research, Speak to Your Health! Community Survey, the Virtual Networks Study, and Michigan YVPC and HOPE. Prior to joining the PRC, Ms. Grodzinski was a health sciences librarian, working in academic research centers to support faculty and student research through training, collections management and dissemination. Ms. Grodzinski holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

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Susan Franzen, MS

  • Research Specialist

Susan Franzen has worked with the evaluation core for the Prevention Research Center of Michigan since 2003. Her efforts have focused on conducting community-based evaluations for university projects, coalitions, and foundations. She is presently engaged in the evaluations of the HOPE project, YES, and MI-YVPC. Ms. Franzen holds a Master of Science in Health Education from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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