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Dr. Grant is a Research Associate Professor in the HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice. His scholarship focuses on the generation, synthesis, and use of evidence across the social, behavioral, and health sciences. He specializes in methods for summarizing research and expert opinion on the effectiveness and implementation of interventions (practices, programs, and policies). The goal of Dr. Grant's scholarship is to advance evidence-based practice: i.e., using scientific evidence to inform policy-making and programmatic decisions.
Dr. Grant provides service to the field as Methodological Transparency Editor of the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Associate Methods Editor of Campbell Systematic Reviews, and an editorial board member of Prevention Science. He is also an Associate Member of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), and Adjunct Social & Behavioral Scientist with the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center and ExpertLens Team at RAND.
Dr. Grant completed his doctorate in Social Intervention as a Clarendon Scholar at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Grant spent several years as a Social and Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and Faculty Member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He then served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health, where he was subsequently promoted with tenure to Associate Professor.