The implementation science core conducts research to determine the best ways to increase the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) in the service of improving mental health care through the science of implementation. Core faculty and staff also provide support to other investigators as well as local, state and federal administrators who are working to increase the use of evidence-based practice to improve health care across a variety of areas.

Our mission comprises three components: (a) training, (b) research, and (c) consultation and technical assistance.


We offer pre- and post-doctoral training in implementation science. Annually, we offer a number of post-doctoral training opportunities in implementation science, specifically the Postdoctoral Fellowships in Implementation Research in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment to achieve this goal.

Additional training opportunities include a monthly implementation science journal club, the quarterly implementation science working group meetings, and guest seminar speakers.

We also offer consultation to investigators writing implementation science grants. Specifically, we can offer consultation on theories, models and frameworks; methods and design; measurement of implementation outcomes; measurement of determinants of implementation at multiple levels (e.g., provider, organizational, and system level variables); developing and testing implementation strategies; adapting EBPs to local settings; and analytical strategies that account for the complex research designs associated with most implementation studies. Our primary expertise is the intersection of implementation science and mental health; however, we have experience with and are also available to consult more broadly on implementation science proposals.


A number of investigators have active research programs that are implementation science related. Please see individual faculty for specific projects.

Consultation and Technical Assistance

We have expertise in partnering with large mental health systems to implement EBPs.

If you are interested in any of these activities, please reach out to Rinad Beidas, PhD