The C-DIAS Fellowship in Addiction Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science is designed for early or mid-career individuals who have a goal of using rigorous methods in D&I science to improve public access to a high quality of addiction treatment. The C-DIAS D&I Fellowship enables individuals to maintain full-time employment at their institutions while participating in the Fellowship. There is a one-week on-site experience at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California), but otherwise the 1-year experience is remote with virtual activities.
This semi-structured, individually tailored fellowship features two tracks: 1) a Research Track with a goal of preparation for an NIH-funded addiction D&I research career and 2) Learning Health Systems Track with a goal of applying D&I methods for substance use as an embedded researcher or improvement specialist. The C-DIAS Fellowship features a combination of didactics, experiential peer group-based learning, individual mentoring in D&I science in addiction, as well as professional development issues. Extensive opportunities exist for networking, becoming a member of a vast network of individuals engaged in the addiction treatment health services research and practice community, and contributing to the field. This is a curriculum-based but individualized program with monthly virtual reverse classroom hour-long lectures, monthly attendance at a C-DIAS Research Core section meeting, bimonthly Virtual Grand Rounds (live or archived), and pairing with a mentor based on topical focus. Additional opportunities include visiting their mentor’s home institution at least once, and leading a review paper or papers describing a new measure, method, design, or modeling concept.
You will be part of a small group of six C-DIAS fellows. The peer cohort experience provides ample opportunity for shared experience, networking and igniting collaborations not otherwise possible. There is no stipend for C-DIAS fellows, however, some travel expenses are covered. Upon completion of the program, fellows will receive CME/CE credits and a certificate from Stanford C-DIAS.
Applications due on May 30, 2023 for a September 2023 start.
- Understand what implementation research is and how it can be leveraged to improve equitable access to evidence-based addiction treatment.
- Explain the importance of incorporating relevant theories, models, and frameworks in the development of implementation research projects and selecting methods best suited to specific research questions.
- Identify the main outcomes used in implementation research, how they differ from measures used in other public health studies, and how they can be measured.
- Learn about the application and integration of mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) approaches in D&I research.
- Effectively integrate the concepts of sustainability/sustainment in D&I study design.
- Justify the importance of incorporating the perspectives of different stakeholder groups.