Creation of this list is a joint project between SIRC and the ABCT Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group (DIS SIG)

Conferences | Training Institutes |  Postdoc Fellowships
Psychology Internship Programs with D&I Opportunities | Graduate Training, Certification Programs, & Degree Programs | Online Trainings and Other Curated Resources

Conferences

  • Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
    • 2 day conference
    • Location: DC metro area
    • The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, helps realize the full potential of evidence to optimize health and health care by bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy
    • Sponsored by Academy Health and National Institutes of Health
    • Includes half day grant writing workshop
    • http://www.academyhealth.org/Events/?navItemNumber=500
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group Pre-Conference
    • 1/2 day workshop annually prior to the annual meeting for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
    • Location: Varies within the US; 2020 is in Philadelphia
    • Conference: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
    • See here for more: http://groupspaces.com/DISSIG/
  • Australian Implementation Conference
    • 2 day conference that occurs biennially
    • Next conference: 2020 in Sydney
    • This conference is a place for people to come together and share their knowledge, insights, and practical experiences on how policies and practices can be implemented so as to most effectively make a real, positive, and enduring impact on people’s lives.
    • Sponsors vary each conference. 2020 is sponsored by Centre for Evidence and Implementation, and Monash University
    • http://www.ausimplementationconference.net.au/index.php
  • Global Implementation Conference
    • 2 day conference that occurs biennially
    • Next conference: 2021
    • GIC brings around 500 participants together to promote implementation science, practice, and policy and their active use in human services, in order to contribute to demonstrable and socially significant benefits to people and society.
    • Sponsored by the Global Implementation Initiative
    • https://gic.globalimplementation.org
  • Guidelines International Network
    • 3 day conference
    • Location: Varies; 2020 is in Toronto, Canada
    • The aim of this conference is to advance evidence–based guidelines as the foundation for improved quality of care; promote the scientific development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of guidelines to advance health care; enhance and integrate methodologies to facilitate high-quality, relevant guidelines.
    • Supported by the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) and the Network’s Implementation Working Group
    • https://g-i-n.net/conference/gin-conference-2020
  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Biennial Conference

Training Institutes

Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute

  • Overview: CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services) is a interdisciplinary training consortium, created to enhance career development for early career scientists pursuing research careers in the areas of intervention, prevention, and the provision of services for children and adolescents
  • Length: 5 days
  • Time of year: Varies
  • Location: Varies
  • Sponsor: NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)
  • Website: http://chipsfellows.com/

Children’s Mental Health Policy Research Fellowship

  • Overview: This one-year transdisciplinary fellowship program offers experiential learning, didactic training, and intensive faculty mentoring to help launch your career in the field of children’s mental health policy research.
  • Length: one-year fellowship; 1 week in person
  • Time of year: May
  • Location: Washington University
  • Sponsor: IDEAS, an NIMH-funded ALACRITY Center
  • Website: https://www.ideas4kidsmentalhealth.org/ideas-center-training-opportunities.html

Implementation Research Institute (IRI)

  • Overview: Fellows spend one week each summer at a special institute receiving individualized mentoring to help them shape a research agenda in implementation science and prepare a competitive research grant proposal.
  • Length: 2 weeks over 2 years
  • Time of year: summer
  • Location: George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Sponsor: Funded by a five year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Service, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)
  • Website: https://iristl.org

Implementation Science Institute

  • Overview: This workshop for individuals interested in implementation science and applying principles from IS to practical implementation efforts.
  • Length: 3 days
  • Time of year: Summer
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania Masters of Health Policy program
  • Website: https://mshp.med.upenn.edu/implementation-science-institute

Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)

  • Overview: This training institute to provides participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum.
  • Length: 2 day in-person training; 6 modules online
  • Time of year: Varies
  • Location: one part is online, one part is in person in Washington D.C.
  • Sponsor: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Website: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/training-education/tidirc/index.html

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research

  • Length: 2 years
  • Location: Boston and Bedford, Massachusetts (at VA Boston and VA Bedford)
  • Sponsored by Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Affairs
  • Open to any PhD or MD interested in health services research
  • https://www.choir.research.va.gov/

Improvement Science Fellowship

Department of Veteran Affairs, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)

Duke Services Effectiveness Research Program (SERP)

T32 Center for Mental Health Services Research at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

T32 Child Mental Health, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

T32 Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown School of Public Health

T32 Penn Center for Mental Health

  • Length: 1-2 years
  • Location: Center for Mental Health Services and Policy Research (CMHPSR), Pereleman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Advisor(s): Numerous implementation science faculty, including Rinad Beidas, David Mandell, and Steve Marcus
  • http://www.cmhpsr.org/trainees/

T32 Prevention and Control of Cancer Post-doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS) at UMass

  • Length: 2-3 years
  • Location: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Advisor(s): Interdisciplinary advisors, including Stephenie Lemon
  • www.umassmed.edu/pracctis

T32 Treatment Dissemination and Implementation Research with Children/Youth at Pitt/WPIC

  • Length: varies
  • Location: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC),
  • Advisor(s): David Kolko, Amy Herschell, Barbara Baumann, Oliver Lindhiem
  • http://www.pitt.edu/~kolko/postdoc.html

VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research and Development

Psychology Internship Programs with D&I Opportunities

Brown University Medical School

  • Providence, RI
  • Track: Child, Adult
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Dan Squires, Brian Borsari, Richard Brown, Rani Elwy
  • D&I Opportunities: Clinical research rotations involve interns in ongoing faculty research. Options exist to become involved in independent research with faculty supervision.

Duke University Medical Center

  • Durham, NC
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Zach Rosenthal, Laura Weisberg
  • D&I Opportunities: Amount of research time during internship may depend on rotation

Medical University of South Carolina

  • Charleston, SC
  • Tracks: Adult, child
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research:
    • Child-focused track: Rochelle Hanson, Michael de Arellano
    • Adult-focused track: Connie Best, Ken Ruggiero, Elizabeth Santa Ana, Peter Tuerk
  • D&I Opportunities:
    • Child-focused track: Strong focus on getting trauma-focused EBTs into community settings
    • Adult-focused track: Recent projects on telemental health. Several web-based products for clinician training have been developed here.

Mississippi Psychology Residency Training Program

  • Jackson, MS
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Scott Coffey, Julie Schumacher
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities to do training; program evaluation; effectiveness research in community substance abuse treatment settings

Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology

  • Portland, OR

Palo Alto VA

  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Tracks: National Center for PTSD, HSR&D rotations
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research:D&I Opportunities: One of 4 rotations may be in clinical research
    • National Center for PTSD:  Joe Ruzek, Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, Craig Rosen, Marylene Cloitre, Afsoon Eftekhari
    • Health Services Research & Development: Ken Weingardt 

University of California at San Diego

  • San Diego, CA
  • Track: VA rotation
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Ruthlyn Fox
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities for research on internship may be available

University of California at San Francisco

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Department of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Chicago, IL
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Tracks: Adult and child tracks both include individualized training plan with research component
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Marc Atkins, Tara Mehta, Dana Rusch, Liza Suarez, Brittany Rudd
  • D&I Opportunities: 20% clinical research time. Several investigators involved in dissemination or implementation work.

University of Washington

  • Seattle, WA
  • Track: Adult, Child
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Kate Comtois, Shannon Dorsey
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities for research involvement during internship

VA Boston Healthcare System

  • Boston, MA
  • Track: Women’s health rotation at the National Center for PTSD

VA Connecticut, West Haven

  • West Haven, CT
  • Tracks: General Mental Health, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Health Psychology
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Steve Martino
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities for research on internship may be available depending on rotations

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Vancouver, BC
  • D&I Opportunities: Half-day set aside for research during internship

Yale University Medical School

  • New Haven, CT
  • Tracks: The Consultation Center, Substance abuse, other adult rotations
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Steve Martino
  • D&I Opportunities:
    • Consultation Center track: Implementation projects on EBT at underserved and nontraditional settings (e.g., schools)
    • Substance Abuse track and other adult rotations: Amount of research time during internship may depend on rotations

Graduate Training, Certification Programs, & Degree Programs

UCSF Online Implementation Science Training Program

UCSF Certificate Program in Implementation and Dissemination Science

Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research, Implementation Science Track

Ph.D. Program in Health Services Research and Policy

  • University of Rochester sponsored by University of Rochester Medical Center
  • 5 year program
  • Program Mission: To produce cross-disciplinary researchers who translate basic social science theories into clinically and policy relevant explanations and applications for health care issues.
  • Program is funded by a training grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/phd/health-services-research/

Ph.D. Program in Translational Health Sciences

  • 4-6 year program
  • George Washington University
  • Graduates of the Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences will be prepared to create, translate, disseminate and integrate new knowledge across disciplines to improve health care practice, inform future research, and shape policies.
  • https://smhs.gwu.edu/translational-health-sciences/

Master of Health Care Delivery Science – Dartmouth College

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health, concentration in Implementation Science

Courses at the University of Toronto

  • Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation Department
  • Course: Knowledge Translation and Information Behaviour in Health Care (HAD5729H)
    • Instructor: Anu MacIntosh-Murray (anu.macintosh@utoronto.ca)
    • Course: Knowledge Transfer and Exchange: The Art and Science of Making Research Relevant and Increasing Utilization (HAD5727H)

Knowledge Utilization Studies Program (KUSP)

Certificate/Concentration in Dissemination Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE)

PhD Programs with D&I Advisors

*Denotes that the advisor is a SIRC member; a New or Established Investigator Network of Expertise member; or a SIRC Board Member (as of September 2020)

Additional Online Trainings and Curated Resources 

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