• Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

    Translating research into practice

  • Discovering ways to bridge service gaps

    We are testing models in which volunteer mentors are trained to support and extend face-to-face and mobile interventions. The hope is that well-trained and supervised volunteers can help to bridge gaps in services.

  • Producing and disseminating research

    In addition to our many peer-reviewed studies, the Center’s signature publication, the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible and actionable. Our team also regularly presents at scholarly conferences and gives evidence-informed talks for our community.

  • Building partnerships

    Through our partnerships with mentoring programs and schools, both in the U.S. and beyond, we strive to close the research-practitioner gap.

  • Training mentoring researchers (accepting clinical applicants)

    Drs. Jean Rhodes and Alexandra Werntz, provide research training to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, along with funding for assistantships, summer salary, and travel to professional meetings and statistical workshops. Students’ rigorous work has been recognized both within and beyond the university including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Dissertation Award and the APA Division 27’s Dissertation of the Year Award. Many former students hold faculty positions in psychology departments and medical schools. We are a grant-supported, research-oriented lab so are particularly interested in mentoring graduate students who are obsessed with research!

The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring was founded in 2012 through a generous gift from  MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership. Our mission is to drive evidence-based innovation that advances mentoring practice and helps to bridge gaps in mental health among young people, particularly in marginalized communities.  Our team of clinical and community psychologists, postdocs, doctoral students, and undergraduates generate, test, and apply scientific knowledge in collaboration with a broad network of mentoring programs, practitioners, and scholars.