The Trainee Investigator Network of Expertise (NoE) includes:

  • Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows learning implementation research
  • Trainees who:
    1. Are interested in assisting with SIRC’s initiatives for trainees, AND/OR
    2. Have participated in (e.g., as a research assistant) or conducted independent research in D&I and are interested in being a peer resource to SIRC trainee members
      • Experience in D&I research is inclusive of dissemination & implementation science and related fields, such as community-based participatory research, community psychology, program evaluation, quality improvement in healthcare, health equity research, and health services research.

What do NoE members do?

All members of the research NoEs provide mentorship to implementation scientists earlier in their D&I career, and/or volunteer with SIRC’s various initiatives (e.g., hosting a webinar/office hour, providing mentorship, participating in Implementation Development Workshops).

How do I apply to the NoE?

  • You may apply to the Trainee NoE through a bi-annual application sent out via the SIRC listserv.
  • Applications will be due 15 February and 15 September each year.
    • Note: the deadline is 28 Feb, 2021 for this year!
  • In the application, you will be asked for the following to determine your qualifications:
    • Your CV
    • Responses to the following questions:
      • How has dissemination and implementation influenced your thinking about research to date? (one paragraph)
      • How are you willing to participate as an active member of the Student NoE? (check all that apply)
  • You must be a SIRC member to participate in the NoE. See below for instructions on how to join SIRC.*

*Benefits for becoming a member of SIRC and information on how to join can be found here: Membership is annual fee of $50 a year for students, with financial hardship scholarships available.

NameCareer Stage


Research Interests

Amber Haley

PhD Student

University of North Carolina, Chapel HillSocial determinants, mental health, equity, stakeholder engagement, strategy adaptation, low resource settings

Ariel DomlynStudent: Clinical-Community Psychology PhDUniversity of South CarolinaIntegrated care; Organizational readiness; CBPR; Community partnership; Infectious diseases@ArielDomlyn
Blaine Garman-McClaineStudent: Special Education PhD Education PhD

Indiana University

Special education, autism, adoption, mechanisms, fidelity, teachers and other school personnel, intermediary organizations

Brigid Marriott

Student: Clinical Psychology PhD; Current Intern

University of Missouri; Medical University of South Carolina

Consultation, training, fidelity, behavioral health, youth & families, innovative models of service delivery

Callie Walsh-BaileyStudent: Public Health Sciences PhD

Washington University in St. Louis

Social determinants of health, health equity, chronic disease; mechanisms, implementation strategies


Carrie JacksonPost-doctoral ScholarNationwide Children’s Hospital
Behavioral health, sustainability, children, training, scale-up


Danielle AdamsStudent: Social Work PhD

University of Chicago

Children and adolescents, mental health accessibility, systems and policy research


Elizabeth SpitzerPostdoctoral Fellow

Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research (CHOIR) at VA Boston

Suicide prevention, implementation science


Frances Chu

Student: Nursing PhD

University of Washington

Geriatrics, health literacy, HCD/UCD, team science

Grace WoodardStudent: Clinical Psychology PhDUniversity of Miamibehavioral health services, sustainability, training and consultation, supervision, measurement-based care, youth and families@graceswoodard
Gretchen BuchananStudent: Family Social Science PhDUniversity of Minnesotaintegrated behavioral health, access, children/parenting/families, mechanisms, scale-up @GJRBuchanan
Hallie Espel-Huynh

Post-doctoral Scholar

Brown University and The Miriam Hospital

Obesity/eating disorders, routine outcome monitoring, predictive analytics to enhance routine patient care

Jake TempchinStudent: Master's in Quantitative Methods in the Social SciencesThe Graduate Center, CUNYbehavioral health, substance use, adaptation, sustainment@tempchn
Jared Martin

Student: Human Development and Family Science

Ohio State University

Adolescent and young adult behavioral health (alcohol and other drug abuse, runaway bx, suicide), dissemination, adoption, sustainment, training/technical assistance as an implementation strategy, homeless and at-risk youth and young adults


Jordan McNeillStudent: Education PhD

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Special education, autism, implementation drivers, social validity


Kathyrn CoxeStudent: Social Work PhDThe Ohio State University, College of Social WorkTraumatic brain injury; behavioral health services; adoption; fidelity; scale-up; inner-setting factors; intervention characteristics
Katie Nelson

Student: Health Services Research and Policy PhD

Drexel University

Behavioral health, systems science, policy, outer context, dissemination


Kayne Mettert


Kaiser Permanente

Behavioral health, measurement tools

Kendal Reeder

Student: Clinical Psychology PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Mental health services, evidence-based practice implementation & sustainment, youth & families

Kimberly WilliamsStudent: Health Management & Policy DrPHDrexel UniversityBehavioral health integration, substance use disorder, access to care, health policy, implementation strategies@Kim_D_Williams
Laura Rolke

Student: Applied Health Research & Evaluation PhD

Clemson University

Health behavior, chronic disease management and prevention, adaption, fidelity, pediatrics, school-based health


LauraEllen AshcraftStudent: Social Work PhDUniversity of Pittsburghchronic pain, primary care/primary care providers; dissemination, implementation strategies, Diffusion of Innovations Theory@LauraEllenMSW
Lin (Luke) Sun

Student: Special Education PhD

Indiana University Bloomington

Autism intervention, family social support, EBPs, fidelity, adaptation, technology-aided interventions, LMICs


Lisa Rogers

Student: Health Systems PhD

University College Dublin

Healthcare, teams, context, contextual factors


Madeline Larson

Student: School Psychology PhD

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Behavioral health, community-academic partnerships & engaged scholarship, pragmatic methods & strategy tailoring, mechanisms of action, children, adolescents, caregivers


Margaret CraneStudent: Clinical Psychology PhD

Temple University

Dissemination, direct-to-consumer marketing, mental health literacy, stigma, key opinion leaders, purveyor organizations


Maria HughPostdoctoral Scholar

University of Washington

Autism spectrum disorder, decision-making, dissemination, mechanisms, adoption


Mira SniderStudent: Clinical Child Psychology PhD

West Virginia University

Behavioral health, children, fidelity, implementation strategies, mechanisms


Noah TriplettStudent: Clinical Psychology PhDUniversity of Washington

Training, supervision, low-resource settings, low and middle income countries


Pamela (Denise) LongStudent: Doctor of Education Organizational Leadership/Development

Grand Canyon University

Executive leadership and implementation of institutional racial equity in PreK-12th grade, implementation and enforcement of human rights and reparatory policy for people of African descent

Rabia Mir

Student: Translational Health Sciences PhD

George Washington University

Public health, health education, health communication, mental health, behavioral health

Samuel Cassar

Student: Physical Activity PhD

Deakin University

Physical activity, scale-up, implementation


Sarah AsadStudent: Health Policy and Management PhD

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Patient cancer outcomes, health disparities, adaptation, de-implementation; young cancer patients, minority populations

Sarah VejnoskaStudent: Developmental Psych PhD

University of California, Davis

Autism, behavioral intervention, fidelity, dissemination, collaborative

Stephanie YuStudent: Clinical Psychology PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

EBP adaptation, implementation & sustainment, school-based implementation, minority mental health access, stigma intervention


Tatiana Elisa Bustos

Student: Community Psychology

Michigan State University

Health-service disparities, health equity for communities of color, program development and evaluation for community-based organizations, social network analysis of partnerships and collaboration


Vivian Byeon

Student: Clinical Psychology PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Behavioral health services, organizational theory, mental health workforce, sustainability


Zabin PatelStudent: Clinical Psychology PhD

University of Miami

Scalable interventions, community-based, access to care, youth