Meet Dr. Embry
Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D. is senior scientist at PAXIS Institute in Tucson Arizona and a co-investigator at Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention as well as co-investigator with the Promise Neighborhood Research Consortium, the University of Manitoba, University of South Carolina – Overseeing 50 major prevention projects in the US and Canada. He is a member of the SAMHSA/CSAP experts group, and a nominee for the president’s Advisory Council on Prevention for Health Care Reform. Current publications emphasize achieving sustainable, cost-efficient population-level prevention effects across physical, mental,emotional, and behavioral disorders. He is an emeritus National Research Advisory Council Senior fellow of New Zealand.
Dr. Embry has personally created multiple interventions using both cultural wisdom and leading edge science to prevent multiple problems including ATOD. He has engaged in work with First People in New Zealand, the United States and Canada. He uses cultural wisdom and anthropology to inform choices of scientific strategies to better the lives of children, adolescents, families, and groups. His projects focus on simple strategies that lead to big changes. Dr. Embry marries that cultural wisdom with finding from evolutionary sciences, from his association with the National Science Foundation initiative called the EVOS Institute.
Growing up in considerable adversity and deemed “educable mentally retarded”, he uses his experiences to inform his work and tell the story of possibility for prevention for all.
Dr. Dennis Embry, President and Senior Scientist, delivers keynote addresses for organizations, governments, businesses, universities, and other entities.
Dr. Embry is a dynamic speaker who inspires people for action to protect our communities, schools, families, and neighborhoods for the future using powerful, proven strategies. He often presents with major colleagues on important challenges of the day.
FROM THE DESK OF DR. PAX
- Birthday Message for Dr. PAXby Cat Belue Dennis Embry’s childhood was rough, But the lessons he learned made him mentally tough. He realized there were many children in need, Not one to be a follower, young Dennis took the lead. He headed to Washington to page for Bob Dole, Changing the status quo was his ultimate goal. Then off… Continued Birthday Message for Dr. PAX
- Why Does PAX Have Students Predict What They Ought to See, Hear, Do, and Feel MORE of and LESS of During Daily Activities? And Why Posted School Rules Aren’t Enough.By Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D. (aka, Dr. PAX) For the same reason that you want your child to take Driver’s Ed before they get their license. We want to ensure our children have all the practical training and supports necessary to succeed. Driving and navigating a car in traffic and new situations is complex –… Continued Why Does PAX Have Students Predict What They Ought to See, Hear, Do, and Feel MORE of and LESS of During Daily Activities? And Why Posted School Rules Aren’t Enough.
- PAX Web TourPAX Web Tour When we set out to create our new website, we knew that we wanted it to be a useful resource for anyone who is interested in PAX – whether they are a trained PAX teacher, a Community Educator presenting PAX Tools, or a stakeholder interested in finding the answer to the question,… Continued PAX Web Tour