Douglas Coatsworth, Ph.D.
J. Douglas Coatsworth, Ph.D., is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research focuses on reducing risk and promoting resilience during adolescence and emerging adulthood. He is particularly interested in how family-focused interventions promote resilience and well-being and prevent problem behavior during these age periods. He is studying how mindfulness-based programs work and whether they can enhance how parents deal with daily stressful situations, especially in their relationships with their adolescents. Other aspects of his teaching, research and advocacy emphasize best practices in prevention science and building Community-Academic Partnerships to strengthen communities’ capacities to deliver and sustain evidence-based programs. He serves on the Colorado Prevention Certification Committee where he works to enhance the training opportunities for Certified Prevention Specialists.