newly funded University of Washington ALACRITY Center (UWAC) brings together an
interdisciplinary team of researchers to improve access to and use of
evidence-based psychosocial interventions in primary care. Funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), the UWAC will address critical problems in the implementation of evidence-based
psychosocial interventions (EBPIs) for mild-to-moderate mental health problems,
particularly in underserved communities and primary care medicine settings.
The UWAC has a foundational commitment to using multidisciplinary team science, merging expertise in mental health, computer science and engineering, education, and human-centered design, to address critical problems in the implementation of psychosocial interventions.
UWAC assembles expertise from various UW schools and departments, including
the School of Social Work, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Department of Family Medicine, Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering,Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of
Communications. Together, faculty members will develop and test new
solutions to address clinician capacity, intervention usability, and
sustainability of psychosocial interventions delivered in primary care
medicine, and support eight new pilot projects (R03s) over four years.
ultimate goal of the UWAC pilot study program is to stimulate research based on the
Discover, Develop, Build and Test (DDBT) framework that can be used to
develop clinical policy or programs that improve clinician capacity, usability,
and sustained quality of EBPIs, particularly in primary care medicine or other
Pilot Study (R03) Applications: Due July
UWAC is currently inviting pilot study applications that support its commitment to using multidisciplinary team science to address critical problems in the implementation of psychosocial interventions. UW faculty and fellows and are eligible to apply for pilot studies; extraordinary graduate students may also be considered. Funding will be prioritized for multidisciplinary investigator teams affiliated with the School of Social Work, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Department of Communications. Investigator teams must be comprised of two Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) who represent different disciplines and must include at least one senior mentor as co-investigator. The maximum award is $50,000; deadline is July 1. View the full Request for Pilot Study Applications
learn more about the UW ALACRITY Center and our projects, please email Brenna
Renn, PhD, Center Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An ALACRITY website will be coming soon!