Welcome to SIRC

SIRC is a collaborative that brings together implementation stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. Conferences occur biennially; we are currently working to identify a standing month on which the conference will fall. Our recent conference was held in May, 2013; check back soon to view the videos of the conference sessions. Also coming soon (January, 2014) is our first online Implementation Research Development Workshop for our Strategic Planning Group members, click here for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a SIRC member please click here: Become a SIRC member. SIRC members gain access to (1) a repository of D&I instruments (coming soon!), (2) a D&I article library (under development), and listserv updates.

If you have any questions about our SIRC webpage or the conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sirc@uw.edu.

VA VISN 16 MIRECC Hiring Assoc. Professor or Professor level clinician-investigators

The South Central (VISN 16) Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is looking for Associate Professor or Professor level clinician-investigators who have a track record of funding and whose research interests are consistent with the MIRECC’s rural theme: “To promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.” We are particularly interested in investigators who study expanding mental health access to rural-residing persons or employ technology to improve access to treatments. Qualified investigators should be doctoral level clinical providers and may include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or nurses. A full-time position with a combination of research and clinical duties will be negotiated at one of five possible locations where the South Central MIRECC has a presence: Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA; or Oklahoma City, OK. Each VA medical center at these locations has a close affiliation with an academic institution.


The South Central MIRECC was funded in 1998 by Office of Mental Health Services and has been renewed twice, most recently in 2012. The South Central MIRECC has strong research, education, and clinical demonstration programs. To learn more about the South Central MIRECC, please visit http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16/.


Interested investigators should send a CV and brief letter of interest via email to Mark Kunik, M.D. (mkunik@bcm.edu), Director, South Central MIRECC, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX.

Arizona State University Department of Psychology Assistant Research Professor

Arizona State University

Department of Psychology

Assistant Research Professor

JOB# 10799


The Arizona State University (ASU) REACH Institute invites applications for Assistant to Associate Research Professor in the broad area of prevention and implementation science. This position is a non-tenure eligible annual appointment with the possibility of annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date Fall of 2014.


This position will work closely with scientists at the institute on research topics linked to diffusion of innovations in prevention science to real-world delivery systems involving children and families across the lifespan. An emerging area of interest in the institute is cost-effective training of service providers in evidence based practices, design and redesign of interventions that are economically (time and money) feasible in real-world settings, strategies for promoting high fidelity and effective interventions in real-world settings, and methodological strategies for evaluating impact and improving performance in the context of quasi experimental research. Expertise and interests in any of the following foci of intervention and translational science are of interest: training and supervision in family-centered interventions, cultural adaptation, biosocial assessment strategies, economic valuation, or technological/digital approaches to diffusion and training. This position will facilitate new discoveries that will increase the potential for reaching large populations of children and families globally to prevent and treat mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and to promote behavioral health. The candidates program of research will be supported and integrated within the institutes’ overarching goals of promoting evidence based practices in real world settings such as public schools, WIC, Head Start, child welfare, and community mental health, pediatric care, family court and/or juvenile justice. Specific academic department affiliations are negotiable and dependent upon the candidate’s field of expertise.


The successful candidate will work within the ASU REACH Institutes highly effective group of prevention scientists in seeking funding and contracts in translational research with evidence-based interventions as well as pioneering innovative strategies for diffusion of innovation. The institute has a large portfolio of NIH, IES, and CDC funded translational research and is actively engaging with community stakeholders locally and globally in the innovation, cultural adaptation, uptake and diffusion of evidence-based practices for children and families. Opportunities are available to pursue innovative ideas and participate in an international network of researchers with common interests.


Candidate must have a PhD in a related field (e.g. behavioral, social, developmental, clinical/counseling, education or health science focus) and at least one year of postdoctoral experience. Demonstrated experience in writing research grants and experience in working with community groups to develop or implement evidence based prevention programs are desired. To apply, please submit a CV, three recent publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Janna LeRoy. Application materials should be emailed to janna.leroy@asu.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 30th, 2014; if the position is not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. In line with the Arizona Board of Regents’ policy, a background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University and the Department of Psychology encourage and support diversity among applicants and employees. ASU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

New “Institute For Research And Education Advancing Children’s Health (REACH)” at Arizona State University.

New “Institute For Research And Education Advancing Children’s Health (REACH)” at Arizona State University.


REACH’s mission is to partner with scientists, policy makers, and community stakeholders, both locally and globally, to bridge the gap between university-based science and provider communities toward the goal of integrating science and practice to advance education, health, and well-being of children and families. The ASU REACH Institute, formerly known as the Prevention Research Center, aims to improve existing educational, health, and mental health services by:


·         Refining innovative technologies to improve feasibility and sustainability of evidence-based interventions in community settings

·         Educating and training scientists, policy makers, and community stakeholders on the global dissemination of evidence-based interventions

·         Appraising, generating, and integrating basic research to improve the value, relevance, and effectiveness of interventions

·         Collaborating with diverse community and policy stakeholders to implement and integrate sustainable intervention supports into existing systems

·         Helping develop adaptable infrastructures for the global dissemination of evidence-based interventions across diverse sectors


The ASU REACH Institute is housed in the Department of Psychology and led by Dr. Thomas Dishion and other faculty active in the prevention science community including:

Tim Ayers Cady Berkel Laurie Chassin Leah Doane Bill Fabricius
Nancy Gonzales Kathryn Lemery Suniya Luthar Linda Luecken David MacKinnon
Anne Mauricio Marisol Perez Armando Pina Mark Roosa Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Irwin Sandler Jenn-Yun Tein Emily Winslow Sharlene Wolchik