As principal investor/director of data and evaluation, Wayne has more than 30 years of research experience, most of it focusing on substance abuse prevention. He is a member of two national advisory panels for Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP’s) cross-site evaluations of the State Incentive Grant (SIG) and the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) programs, where he helped design the evaluation framework and instruments. His perspective has been enriched by his experience as a State-level evaluator for the Massachusetts SIG (Co-PI) and SPF SIG (PI). As Founder and Director of Projects for Social Science Research and Evaluation, Inc., he evaluated SAMSHA’s Northeast CAPT (since it began in 1997), as well as four national technical assistance centers: the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)-funded National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, the CMHS-funded Suicide Prevention Research Center, the US Department of Education-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Middle School Drug Prevention and School Safety Coordinators, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness and Education Project.
Wayne has been a PI or Co-PI on grants and/or contracts from local agencies, State agencies, foundations, and from such federal agencies as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute on Mental Health, Veteran's Administration, National Institute of Justice, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and CSAP. He has consulted to CSAP about such issues as evaluation of the Community Partnerships and Community Coalitions initiatives, cross-site evaluation of the SIG and SPF SIF initiatives, and to CMHS on the development of measures and methods for assessing the performance of its technical assistance centers.