Mary Cunningham works as a project manager on multiple research projects relating to school safety and positive youth development including Badges for Baseball, School Safety, and High School Transition, Addressing Mental Health and School Safety, Know the Signs Program Evaluation – LAUSD, and Say Something Anonymous Reporting System Evaluation – Miami Dade. Her research interests include race-based disparities, program evaluation, youth development, and school safety. Prior to working at the PRC, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Philadelphia and as a data assistant at an executive search firm. She holds her Master’s degree in Social Factors and Health from the department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Prevention Research Collaborative, based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is made up of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, National Center for School Safety, and affiliated initiatives. Our Centers are funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
We promote safe and healthy futures through prevention research, training, and outreach. Alongside community partners, we work to reduce inequities and empower communities for better health.