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2010 Faculty

Expert Faculty - providing leadership for part of the June 2010 IRI

David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Veterans Affairs
David Atkins has an M.D. from Yale University and an M.P.H. from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the Director of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for Veterans Affairs and we brought him to the IRI to share his knowledge about the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. 
Gary R. Bond, Ph.D. 
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianopolis, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center,  Dartmouth Medical School 
Gary Bond has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago. He is currently the Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. Professor Bond's research has focused on identifying effective rehabilitation approaches for people with severe mental illness. His research has centered on two areas: assertive community treatment, which is a comprehensive intensive case management approach for people with severe mental illness who also have other challenging problems, such as homelessness and substance abuse, and supported employment, which is an individualized approach to helping people attain competitive employment. At the IRI, Dr. Bond will be giving a presentation entitled:   “Research on Evidence-based treatment:   Developing, testing, disseminating, and implementing Supported Employment Evidence to Implementation.” Learn More 
James W. Dearing, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Kaiser Permanente, Institute for Health Research
James Dearing has a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dearing is a senior scientist with the Institute for Health Research. He studies the diffusion of innovations, with emphasis on intervention design to accelerate the spread of evidence-based knowledge, practices, programs, and policies. His research concerns advice networks among health practitioners, eHealth portrayals of innovations, and the adaptation of innovations in organizations. Dr. Dearing is coming to the IRI to discuss the theoretical foundations for dissemination and implementation as well as to discuss the diffusion of innovation theory. Learn More
Mary Durham, Ph.D.
Director, Vice President/Research, Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research
Mary Durham received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 1978, specializing in medical sociology.  Dr. Durham conducts her own research on workplace health and translational research. She has designed and conducted research studies with employers as partners in the research, such as the Work, Family Health Network, and has over 20 years of hands-on content knowledge and experience in workplace policies and practices. We are bringing Dr. Durham to the IRI to discuss quality improvement in bounded systems and the role of EST’s and computerized data systems. Learn More 
Susan Michie, Ph.D. 
Professor of Health Psychology, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
University College London
Susan Michie, Ph.D. is a Professor of Health Psychology in the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at the University College London. She currently leads the Health Psychology Research Unit at the Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, studying innovative methods for developing and evaluating behavior change interventions. We are bringing Dr. Michie to the IRI to discuss theories of provider behavior change and implementation strategies at the provider level. 
Lawrence A. Palinkas, Ph.D.
Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California
Lawrence Palinkas received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. He is a professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Palinkas' areas of expertise include behavioral and cross-cultural medicine, medical and applied anthropology, social, cultural and psychiatric epidemiology, and health and environmental psychology. At the IRI, Dr. Palinkas will be training the Fellows for site visits. Learn More
Martha Shumway, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Martha Shumway has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Shumway conducts research on the effectiveness of mental health services. Her work focuses on measurement, research methodology and services for underserved populations. Dr. Shumway's educational expertise is in research design, data analysis, measurement and cost-outcome analysis. As part of the IRI, Dr. Shumway will discuss research tools to capture stakeholder priorities and perspectives. Learn More 
Alexander Young, M.D., M.H.S.H.
Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry
Director, Health Services Unit, Department of Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
Alexander Young has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an M.S.H.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. He is Director of the Health Services Unit of the Department of Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC); and Professor at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry.  He is a national expert regarding the evaluation and improvement of mental health care quality, and the use of health informatics.  As part of the IRI, Dr. Alexander Young will be discussing research designs and more specifically the use of RCT in implementation research. He will also speak about quality improvement in bounded systems as well as the role of EST’s and computerized data systems. Learn More 
NIMH Staff
David Chambers, Ph.D.
Chief, Dissemination Research Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. David Chambers is Chief of the Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch (SRCEB) of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health.  He arrived at NIMH in 2001, where he continues to manage a portfolio of grants that study the integration of scientific findings and effective clinical practices in mental health within real-world service settings. Since 2006, David has also served as Associate Director for Dissemination and Implementation Research, leading NIH initiatives around the coordination of dissemination and implementation research in heatlh, and has served as Institute representative to the Federal Action Agenda Senior Partners Workgroup, which directs the Federal response to the President’s Freedom Commission Report on Mental Health. At the IRI, he will explore implementation research from the national perspective. He will also be discussing grant mechanisms with the Fellows.
Cynthia Grossman, Ph.D.
Program Officer,
National Institute of Mental Health
Emeline Otey, Ph.D.
Chief, Ethics of Mental Disorders Research and Individual Fellowship Programs
Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health


Julie Kicklighter, M.Ed.
Administrative Assistant, Center for Mental Health Services Research
Julie Kicklighter has a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) at Washington University in St.  Louis. Mrs. Kicklighter has experience expediting logistics for meetings related to the CMHSR; effectively implementing consultant visits, grant peer reviews, and faculty meetings; organizing travel and conference logistics for faculty and staff; and maintaining grant tables.