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 2-year experience is remote with virtual activities. This year’s on-site experience will take place from September 11th to September 13th, 2024.

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 April 15th, 2024 for a September 2024 start.

  1. Understand what implementation research is and how it can be leveraged to improve equitable access to evidence-based addiction treatment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Learn about the application and integration of mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) approaches in D&I research.
  5. Effectively integrate the concepts of sustainability/sustainment in D&I study design.
  6. Justify the importance of incorporating the perspectives of different stakeholder groups.

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