Diversity Supplement – Diffusion and Spillover Study – Sierra Leone, Africa

The Research Program on Children and Adversity is seeking a Diversity Fellow applicant whose interests and career goals for training align with the activities of our recently-funded NIMH R01 in Sierra Leone to investigate the indirect mental health benefits of a CBT-based intervention among peers and caregivers of at-risk youth who receive the intervention. The project uses a mixed-methods approach to investigate (a) mechanisms of diffusion of intervention effects across peer networks; (b) mental health spillover effects among cohabitating caregivers; and (c) incremental mental health benefits among peers and caregivers through a return on investment analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Eligible applicants will  possess the following credentials and experience: 

  • Doctoral degree in Public Health, Implementation Science, Social Work, Developmental Psychology, Mental Health, or other related field required.  Very strong pre-doctoral candidates at the master’s level with strong quantitative analysis skills will also be considered
  • Training in implementation science to include hybrid design, spread, and penetration of intervention effects, analysis of implementation science outcomes, and quality improvement approaches to fidelity and supervision that relate to long-term sustainability and scalability
  • Expert knowledge of quantitative research methodologies including implementation science in LMICs, fidelity monitoring and mixed methodology

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We welcome questions from interested candidates. Please contact: Administrative Manager, Tesla Abrego at tesla.abrego@bc.edu