Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

The Irving Institute’s Implementation Science Initiative, the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, and the CDC Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention support the Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Award program as 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 awards one-year pilot awards for 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 2020-2021 cycle prioritized applications that focused on promoting health equity and racial justice.

2020-2021 Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

Reducing Public Stigma Towards Individuals with Psychosis Across Race and Gender: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Young Adults

  • Doron Amsalem, MD, Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)

  • Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry

  • John Markowitz, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

  • Yuval Neria, PhD, Professor of Medical Psychology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry; Director of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Program at CUIMC

  • Linda Valeri, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

  • Lawrence Yang, PhD, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Global Public Health, NYU; Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

 

The Impact of Race and Other Characteristics on Parent-Teacher Communication: Examining a Critical Mechanism of Change for Implementation and Mental Health Outcomes in Children with Autism

  • Gazi Azad, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; Research Scientist 4, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene (RFMH) (Principal Investigator)

  • Christina Hoven, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry (Co-Principal Investigator)

 

Lock and Protect: Reducing Adolescent Access to Lethal Means for Suicide

  • Ashley Blanchard, MD MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine (Principal Investigator)

  • Randy Auerbach, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

  • Joan Asarnow, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California – Los Angeles School of Medicine 

  • Peter Dayan, MD, MSc, Professor of Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

 

Adaptation and piloting of brief interpersonal therapy (IPT) for remote delivery among refugees and other displaced persons in Peru

  • Jeremy Kane, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Co-Principal Investigator)

  • Helen Verdeli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Teachers College (Co-Principal Investigator)

  • Annie Bonz, MA, Director, Resilience Programs, HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)

  • Claire Greene, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Population and Family Health

  • Christian Guzman, International Executive Master, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Program Coordinator at HIAS – Peru, HIAS

  • Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology

  • Pieter Ventevogel, MD, PhD, Senior Mental Health Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Adapting the Suicide Safety Planning Intervention for Delivery to Adolescents in Mozambican Primary Care Settings: An Implementation Science Pilot Proposal

  • Kate Lovero, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)

  • Christa Labouliere, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

  • Barbara Stanley, PhD, Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

  • Milton Wainberg, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

2019-2020 Intervention and Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

Personalized Infographics to Control Teen Asthma (PICTA)

  • Adriana Arcia, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUMC Columbia School of Nursing (Principal Investigator)
  • Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Pediatrics - Pulmonology
  • Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC Columbia School of Nursing

Flexible Intervention Strategy for TB Prevention

  • Yael Hirsch-Moverman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health – ICAP (Principal Investigator)
  • Andrea Howard, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (in the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs) at the Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health – ICAP
  • Anthony Mutiti, MBChB, MMED, Pediatric HIV and TB Technical Advisor Mailman School of Public Health – ICAP
  • Joanne Mantell, PhD, MSPH, Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Medical Center Psychiatry - Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health
  • Sisi Dube, MPH, Child and adolescent TB Focal point, Eswatini Ministry of Health National TB Control Programme,

Designing a Shared-Decision Making Intervention for Opioid Prescribers

  • Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology Mailman School of Public Health – Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Ruth Landau-Cahana, MD, Virginia Apgar, M.D. Professor of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center Anesthesiology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Christine Mauro, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health – Biostatistics