Implementation Methods Research Group (IMRG) - An NIMH Advanced Center

Principal Investigator

Funding

  • NIH/NIMH
    • 05/06/08 - 04/30/12; $8,088,486

Project Description

The Implementation Methods Research Group (IMRG) research agenda has a strategic focus on improvement of public pediatric mental health care, primarily in the mental health and child welfare service sectors, through improved integration of evidence-based practice and usual care.

The center’s program of practice research spans clinical epidemiology studies linked to evidence-based practice, effectiveness, and implementation studies. The research agenda will have a primary focus on effectiveness and equity as two of the six aims for improving health care from the "Crossing the Quality Chasm" report.

An overarching center perspective of cultural exchange will guide active partnership with major stakeholders in youth mental health care:

  • Youth and family consumers
  • Providers
  • Program and funding managers
  • System administrators
  • Policy makers
  • Intervention and services researchers

IMRG Executive Committee

  • Gregory A. Aarons
    University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry
    Child & Adolescent Services Research Center
  • Patti Chamberlain
    Center for Research to Practice
    Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
  • Ann Garland
    University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry
    Deputy Director, Child & Adolescent Services Research Center
  • Sally Horwitz
    Stanford University
  • Michael Hurlburt
    University of Southern California School of Social Work
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center
  • John Landsverk
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center
  • Larry Palinkas
    University of Southern California School of Social Work
  • Joe Price
    San Diego State University
    Child and Adolescent Services Research Center
  • John Reid
    Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
  • Sonja K. Schoenwald
    Family Services Research Center
    Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Lonnie Snowden
    School of Public Health
    University of California, Berkeley