You have the ideas, now how do you develop and advance them through the research pipeline? This hybrid program is designed for faculty and post-doctoral fellows from diverse health and social science backgrounds. We will provide the feedback and framing to maximize success in the next step of your research.
New faculty, post-docs, and PhD students, learn to apply an in-depth understanding of the best practices in developing, funding, testing, and implementing a non-pharmacological behavioral research intervention. You’ll workshop your options in study design and control groups and learn how to scale your project. Beginning with the end in mind, you’ll map the steps to your destination collaboratively with Johns Hopkins experts.
Learners will be able to:
- Understand the continuum of intervention research from discovery and efficacy to implementation and sustainability
- Identify delivery characteristics to advance an intervention protocol with implementation potential
- Examine how and when to involve community and practice-based partners
- Advance trial design including measurement, control groups, fidelity, and cost analyses
- Understand principles of grant writing for behavioral intervention research
- This online training will be offered “on-demand” (self-paced), asynchronous format
- Learners will review online video lectures and content as well as complete accompanying worksheets independently
- Optional, for an additional fee, after completing the videos learners can choose to participate in face-to-face small group sessions for one day held at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing on June 7, 2019. Apply by April 1, 2019.
Who should register to attend?
Clinical researchers, faculty, pre-and post-doctoral students, and other investigators with limited experience in health related behavioral intervention research who are seeking to develop and advance a particular intervention to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, their family members, and/or communities. Also, project or program managers and other research staff seeking to contribute to the development and evaluation of meaningful interventions are encouraged to apply.
The Module Details
1. Behavioral interventions matter
a. Welcome and overview of course
PART I GETTING STARTED
1. What is the pipeline for developing and advancing behavioral interventions?
a. This video lecture reviews different pipelines and outlines steps for starting behavioral intervention research
2. Theory as a practical tool for developing interventions
a. This video lecture examines the importance of theory and explores its role as one develops and evaluates an intervention
3. Designing delivery characteristics of an intervention
a. This video lecture considers the range of delivery characteristics and modes (e.g., online, in-person) for delivering an intervention
4. What is design thinking?
a. This video lecture introduces design thinking principles and how to leverage them in developing an intervention
PART II DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
5. Assuring Fidelity to the Intervention
a. This video lecture examines the issues of fidelity and presents different strategies for assuring that the delivery of an intervention is as intended
6. Randomized Trial Designs
a. This video lecture describes different randomized trial designs and which work best for the different stages of an intervention’s development
7. Exemplars of study design and controls groups
a. This video lecture provides real life examples of study designs and different control groups
8. Value of Mixed Methods in Behavioral Intervention Research
a. This video lecture examines the role of mixed methods in intervention research
9. Mediators and Moderators
a. This video lecture discusses mediation and moderator analyses and how to apply these approaches to understand and advance interventions
10. Selecting Control Groups for Randomized Controlled Trials
a. This video lecture examines the important role of control groups, the range of control groups available and considerations in selecting a control group at each stage of an intervention development
PART III RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
11. Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Solutions for Hard-to-Reach Participants
a. This video lecture identifies common challenges in recruiting and retaining study participants and provides recommendations
12. How and when do you involve community and practice-based partners
a. This video lecture examines the role of community partners and effective ways of involving partners in behavioral intervention research
13. Involving diverse populations in clinical trials – what does it take?
a. This video lecture identifies strategies for reaching out to diverse populations underrepresented in clinical trials and examines the role and value of community health workers as behavioral interventionists
PART IV THINKING AHEAD
14. Costing an intervention
a. This video lecture identifies cost components of an intervention, examines methodologies for assigning cost to each intervention component and helps learners derive a preliminary cost of an intervention
15. Diffusion Confusion: What it Takes to Scale interventions
a. This video lecture discusses ways to scale an intervention and identifies the challenges of widespread diffusion
16. Grant Writing Considerations
a. In this final video, you will understand specific considerations for an intervention grant application
Testimonials From Former Onsite Summer Research Institute Participants
“Amazing program. The intellectual powerhouse at the program was evident. Everyone was approachable and appeared interested in advancing my intervention learning process”
“The greatest benefits of the face-to-face program to me were the personalized feedback on my project, building relationships with both peers and mentors with common goals and concerns, and going through the entire process, from idea building to data collection, to grant getting and get the work published…”
“The program gave me the leverage to take my research to the next level.”
“I learned so much about how to put together a grant application and subsequently an interventional project.”
“The face-to-face was a tremendous opportunity to interact with other beginning researchers from an amazing variety of disciplines – although our research areas were quite different, we shared surprisingly similar challenges.”
“This is a well-organized training program. I would love to recommend other colleagues”
Face-to-Face Session: Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM – 4 PM EDT
AgingCenter@jhu.edu to inquire about cost of training if you are seeking training as part of PhD or other doctoral level program in a classroom setting.
Issues with accessing training:
*$800 for videos lectures
*$800 for optional face-to-face session
*One day at JHU, completion of video lectures is mandatory prerequisite for participation
*Must apply online for consideration
Eligible for JHU Tuition Remission