Ph. D. Mark Feinberg


Ph. D. Mark Feinberg
Pennsylvania State University
Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development


Mark Feinbergs’ research interests focus on Family and community prevention; development and family relationships; biological systems, emotion regulation, coparenting, and family violence; mindfulness.


Wells, R., Feinberg, M.E., Alexander, J., & Ward, A. (In Press). Factors Affecting Member Perceptions of Coalition Impact. Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Feinberg, M.E., Kim, J., & Greenberg, M.T. (In Press). Personality and community prevention teams: Dimensions of team leader and member personality predicting team functioning.Evaluation and Program Planning.

Feinberg, M.E., & Kan, M.L. (submitted). Family Foundations at child age one year: Effects on observed coparenting, parenting, and child self-regulation.

Kan, M.L., & Feinberg, M.E. (submitted). Measurement and Correlates of Couple Violence among Expectant First-Time Parents

Feinberg, M.E., Bontempo, D., & Granger, D. (submitted). Individual, Dyadic, and Contextual Moderators of the Link between Cortisol and Couple Interaction.

Feinberg, M.E., Bontempo, D., & Granger, D. (submitted). Adrenocortical Activity and Violence in Cortisol and its Correlates in Reaction to Couple Discussion during Pregnancy.

Brown, L.D., Feinberg, M.E., & Greenberg, M.T. (submitted). Longitudinal Determinants of Community Coalition Ability to Implement Evidence-Based Programs.

Feinberg, M.E., Jones, D., Greenberg, M.T., Osgood, W., & Bontempo, D. (submitted). Effects of the Communities That Care Model in Pennsylvania on Change in Youth Risk and Problem Behaviors.

Kan, M.L., & Feinberg, M.E. (submitted). Couple Violence and Coparenting across the Transition to Parenthood.

Feinberg, M.E., Ridenour, T.A., & Greenberg, M.T. (in press). Aggregated indices of risk and protective factors in the Communities That Care survey. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Feinberg, M.E., Greenberg, M.T., Osgood, W.O., Sartorius, J., Bontempo, D.E. (In Press). Can Community Coalitions Have a Population Level Impact on Adolescent Behavior Problems? CTC in Pennsylvania, Prevention Science. Downs DS, Feinberg ME, Hillemeier MM, Weisman CS, Chase GA, Chuang CH, Parrott RL,

Francis, L.A. (in press). Design of the Central Pennsylvania Women’s Health Study (CePAWHS) Strong Healthy Women Intervention: Improving Preconceptional Health. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Feinberg, M.E., Gomez, B., Puddy, R., & Greenberg, M. (2008). Evaluation and community prevention: Validation of an integrated web-based/technical assistance model. Health, Education, and Behavior, 35:9-21.

Feinberg, M.E., & Kan, M.L. (2008). Establishing Family Foundations: Impact of a transition to parenting program on coparenting, depression, parent-child relationship, and infant regulation. Journal of Family Psychology, 22: 253-263.

Cleveland, M.J., Feinberg, M.E., Bontempo, D.E., & Greenberg, M.T. (2008). The Role of Risk and Protective Factors in Substance Use across Adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43: 157- 164.

Feinberg, M.E., Bontempo, D.E., & Greenberg, M.T. (2008). Predictors and Level of Sustainability of Community Prevention Coalitions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34: 495-501.

Wells, R., Ward, A.J., Feinberg, M., Alexander, A. (2008). What motivates people to participate more in community-based coalitions? American Journal of Community Psychology, 42: 94-104.