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Prevention Science Program

Research Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Research Interests

Violence prevention, delinquency prevention, school safety, prevention science, positive youth development, youth gun violence prevention and program evaluation

Brief Biography

Dr. Arredondo Mattson is a Research Associate at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research aims to reduce youth violence and other problem behaviors by bridging research and practice to implement evidence-based programs, practices and strategies in a feasible and culturally responsive manner. She has extensive experience partnering with community-based organizations, grant making foundations, justice systems, cities, schools, health care systems, and programs on a variety of evaluation projects, technical assistance engagements and multicultural issues. Projects have focused on topics such as positive youth development, school safety, delinquency and violence prevention, after school programs, youth gun violence prevention, and program evaluation. Currently, she serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of three projects that aim to implement the most effective programs and strategies known to promote violence prevention and positive youth development in schools and communities using a data driven approach.