Announcing the 2022-2023 Innovative Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Awards

April 7, 2022

The Irving Institute’s Implementation Science Initiative, the Departments of  Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, and the CDC Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention, the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center announce the 2022-2023 awardees of the Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Award.

These pilot awards provide a key capacity building opportunity to stimulate the development and testing of:

  1. innovative population health or medical/clinical interventions
  2. implementation of evidence-based population health or medical/clinical interventions that have been shown to work, but have not been widely adopted, implemented or sustained in diverse and real-world global, community, clinical/health systems or policy settings.

The program offers early resources for pilot, proof-of-concept projects to be conducted “in miniature”, ultimately leading to larger intervention or implementation science projects and producing new knowledge that directly impacts population health, supported by larger extramural funds. The 2022-2023 cycle prioritized applications that focused on promoting health equity and racial justice. The awardees are:

The Networks and Neighborhoods Alcohol and HIV Intervention Pilot Study

  • Justin Knox, PhD, MsC, MPH, Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)
  • Dustin Duncan, ScD, Epidemiology
  • Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, Medicine- Infectious Disease, Washington University in St Louis
  • Henry Kranzler, MD, Psychiarty, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bryan Kutner, PhD, Psychiatry
  • John Schneider, MD, MPH, Medicine and Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago

Trauma-Sensitive Obstetric Care for Perinatal Health: A Pilot RCT

  • Pamela Scorza, ScD, MPH, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Principal Investigator)
  • Catherine Monk, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatry
  • Eduardo Canepa, PhD, Bioloigcal Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires

Preventing Overuse of CT Angiography for Acute Neurological Symptoms

  • Edward Suh, MD, Emergency Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Bernard Chang, MD, PhD, Emergency Medicine
  • Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS, Neurology – Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Alexander Khandji, MD, Radiology
  • Eliza Miller, MD, MS, Neurology – Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Marc Probst, MD, MS, Emergency Medicine
  • Joshua Willey, MD, MS, Neurology – Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

 A Pilot Mobile Health Intervention to Reduce Childhood Obesity Risk Factors During Infancy

  • Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD, MPH, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (Principal Investigator)
  • Lena Mamykina, PhD, MS Biomedical Informatics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Morgan Finkel, MD, MS, Pediatrics Child and Adolescent Health

See past awardees