leidyBrian D. Leidy, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator and Director of the Military Projects and a Senior Extension Associate in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

Brian earned his Ph.D. in Human Service Studies in 1991 from Cornell University and has been a member of the Center staff since 1995.  His main activities at the Center include management of the work carried out for seven major awards by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force. These projects include support of program monitoring and evaluation activities for Military Family Programs, development of a variety of multi-media training and resource materials, and development of public awareness campaign materials for child abuse and neglect prevention, domestic abuse/violence prevention, and dating violence prevention. Brian has designed and carried out numerous evaluations of Military Family Programs and curricula.  Prior to coming to Cornell, he worked extensively in public child welfare and mental health programs. His current areas of interests include the evaluation of Military Family Programs, violence prevention programs, and identifying the interpersonal characteristics of effect human service practice.