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Mary Beth Dunkenberger

Associate Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance
Mary Beth Dunkenberger
201 West Roanoke St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • M.B.A., International Business and Policy, George Washington University, 1992
  • B.S., Finance and Marketing, University of Virginia, 1986

 

  • Human service public policy
  • Organizational and program evaluation
  • Population needs assessments
  • Community change processes
  • Behavioral Health Innovations
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Horn, K (PI), Dunkenberger, MB (Co-I). Studies to Advance Recovery Supports. (Conducted in Collaboration with East Tennessee State University.) Funded by National Institutes of Health. July 2020 – June 2025.
  • Dunkenberger, MB (PI) and Sophie Wenzel (Co-PI). Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion: New River Community Services. Funded by SAMSHA. October, 2018 – September, 2022. (Principal Investigator – Program Evaluator) 
  • Dunkenberger, MB (PI) and Sophie Wenzel (Co-PI). Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion: Mount Roger Community Services. Funded by SAMSHA. May, 2020 – September, 2022. (Principal Investigator – Program Evaluator)
  • Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium Projects (VHEOC). Funded by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services.
    • Dunkenberger, M.B. (PI), Lara Nagle (Co-PI). Establishing Regional Detox Facility (PACE to Recovery). December 2019 – September 2020.
    • Lyon-Hill, S. (PI), MB Dunkenberger & Sophie Wenzel (Co-PIs). Evaluation of New River Valley Drug Court. February 2019 – September 2020. 
    • Logan, N. (PI), MB Dunkenberger (Co-PI). Research and Training Development for Medication Assisted Treatment in the Detention Setting. May 2020 – September 2020. 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. (PI), Horn, K & Sophie Wenzel (Co-PI). Connection to Care: Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-level Intervention: Funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. December 2019 – August 2021. 
  • Jones, Mel (PI) and MB Dunkenberger (Co-PI). Virginia Housing Development Authority Impact Analysis. Funded by the Virginia Housing Development Authority. February, 2019 – February, 2020. 
  • Dunkenberger, MB (PI) and Ray Zuniga (Co-PI). SwiftStart Program Evaluation. Funded by U.S. Department of Labor. October, 2019 – February, 2020. 
  • Vines, K. and MB Dunkenberger. Preventing Opioid Abuse in Rural Virginia. Funded by USDA. September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2020. (Co- Principal Investigator – Program Evaluator) 
  • Tyler Mackey, C. and MB Dunkenberger. Helping Youth PROSPER and Avoid Opioid Use. Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture. September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020. 
  • Hosig, K. and MB Dunkenberger. Rural Opioid Technical Assistance. Funded by U.S Department of Health and Human Services. September 30, 2018 - September 29, 2020 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Allen, Liz. November 2018. Montgomery County, Virginia Foster Care and CSA Assessment. – (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Allen, Liz. September 2018. United Way of Southwest Virginia Early Child Education: Risk and Protective Factor Mapping. – (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Allen, Liz. November 2017. Loudoun County Nonprofit Needs Assessment – (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Mead, Martha. September 2016. Virginia Veterans Services Demonstration Project - Asset Mapping and Gap Analysis Assessment (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Mead, Martha, Davidson, Christopher and Dunkenberger, M.B. September 2015. Context Report: National Best Practices and Virginia Policies and Programs Impacting the Military to Civilian Transition (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Nelson, Laura and Dunkenberger, MB. October 2015. Prenatal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Virginia and the New River Valley Region. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Suzanne Lo. July 2014. Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers for Expansion into Integrated Care Model. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project on Behalf of New River Valley Community Services) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Suzanne Lo. 2012- 2014. The Context of Veterans Healthcare and Broadband Access in Virginia: Implications for Broadband and Healthcare Planning and Policy - Research and Policy Assessment Project. Submitted to: Virginia Center for Innovative Technology. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. 2010 – 2016. Technical Assistance to Virginia Wounded Warrior Program for Data Gathering and Outcome Reporting Across Program Areas. (Principal Investigator – Capacity Building and Continuous Improvement Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Suzanne Lo. August 2013. Virginia Tech Peer Institution Diversity & Inclusion Comparative Study: A Review of Virginia Tech Peer Institutions’ Compositional Dynamics, Organizational Structures, and Assessment, Planning and Evaluation Practices. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) Submitted to Virginia Tech Vice Presidents of Human Resources and Office for Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Suzanne Lo. August 2012. Considerations for Assessment of the Campus Climate for LBGTQ Faculty and Staff at Virginia Tech. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) Submitted to Virginia Tech Vice Presidents of Human Resources and Office for Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Lesko, Holly and M.B. Dunkenberger. 2012-2014. CoMPETE - Community Mentoring Partnership for Enrichment, Training and Employment Program. Kellogg Foundation. (Principal Investigator – Applied Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Holly Lesko. 2013 – 2015. Reentry to CoMPETE – Supportive Employment and Readiness Program for Offenders. Funded by Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. (Principal Investigator – Applied Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Holly Lesko. 2007 – 2015. Partners for Self Sufficiency – Creation of Supportive Employment System of Care for TANF Participants. Funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services. (Principal Investigator – Capacity Building Project) 
  • Lesko, Holly and M.B. Dunkenberger. 2011 – 2013. New River Valley: Healthy by Design Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community MATCH Grant Research and Engagement Project. A Partnership with New River Valley Planning District Commission. (Co-InvestigatorAssessment Research (CBPR) Project) 
  • Bradburn, I., Dunkenberger, M. B., White, N., & Allen, E. (2011). Virginia star quality initiative family child care home provider demonstration pilot evaluation report. 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and George Still, 2010- 2011. Utilization of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program among Foster Care Children and Families – A Program Assessment. Funded by the Virginia Department of Health. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Dunkenberger, M.B., et al. August, 2010. Assessing the Experiences, Supportive Service Needs and Service Gaps of Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Research Study for the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B., and Nancy White. October 2008. Human Resource Assessment and Per Diem Rate Sensitivity Study. Research Report for the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project) 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B. and Heidi Morehead. September 2007. Medicaid Feasibility Project Final Report: Local Departments of Social Services Serving as Medicaid Providers. Research Report for the Virginia Department of Social Services. 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B., John Talbott and Mohan Pokharel. November 3, 2005. Virginia Foster Care Population Trends and Dynamics: Prospects for Informing Policy and Transforming Practice. APPAM 2005 Fall Research Conference, Washington, D.C. 
  • Dunkenberger, M.B., Matthew Wade, Heidi Morehead, May 2005. The Context of Medicaid in Virginia. Research Report for the Virginia Department of Social Services.
  • Dunkenberger, Black, Weaver & Allen. (2019). Evaluating and Informing the Local Government–Nonprofit Relationship: Cross-Sector Partnerships in Loudoun County, Virginia. Journal of Nonprofit Educational Leadership, 9 (no.3), 222 – 244.
  • Cuthbertson, et al. (2016) Community-Responsive Behavioral Health Research: Translating Data for Public Consumption and Decision Making. Community Development Society, 36.
  • Bradburn, I., Dunkenberger, M. B., White, N., & Allen, E. (2011). Virginia star quality initiative family child care home provider demonstration pilot evaluation report.
  • Stephenson Jr, M., & Kirakosyan, L. (2015). Re: Reflections and explorations: Essays on politics, public policy, and governance. Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (Feature Essay).
  • Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium
  • Roanoke Valley Collective Response