Center receives $2.5 million NIDA grant

<p>The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) at Arizona State University (ASU)'s College of Human Services has been awarded a $2.5 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).The</p><separator></separator><p><em>Arizona Network for the Study of Implementation Effectiveness</em> joins an existing array of research centers from across the country that comprise the Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS) collaborative. CABHP will lead a team of researchers, criminal justice agencies and community-based drug treatment programs to study the organizational and individual practitioner factors affecting the adoption of institutionalization of evidence-based drug treatment practices (EBPs). Reflecting ASU's commitment to community embeddedness, this initiative brings together a statewide network of probation agencies and community based drug treatment organizations to serve as study sites.</p><separator></separator><p>&quot;The focus of this research will address both organizational and personal processes that are critical to the adoption of evidence-based medicine in general and evidence-based drug treatment in particular&quot;, said Michael S. Shafer, Ph.D., CABHP director. He will serve as co-principal investigator along with Maricopa County Adult Probation Chief Barbara Broderick.</p><separator></separator><p> The project also taps expertise from across the ASU system as faculty researchers serving as co-investigators will include Cassia Spohn, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; David R. Schaefer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Dynamics, Center for Population Dynamics; Elias Robles-Sotelo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Timothy W. Lant, assistant research professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Director of Dynamic Informatics, Decision Theater.</p><separator></separator><p> For more information about CABHP, visit <a href=""></a>.</p><separator></separa…;