Congratulations to Brittany Blanchard, PhD, for being selected into the 2022 ITHS KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program! Sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the KL2 program provides research time, funding, mentorship and other necessary resources to foster postdoctoral or early career development of clinical and translational researchers.
Dr. Blanchard has training in clinical psychology with research interests in harm reduction and measurement-based care and is Director of the Division of Population Health Analytics Team. She plans to leverage the KL2 award to support her research with the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI)-region Practice and Research Network (WPRN) to adapt a harm reduction intervention for people who use stimulants and/or opioids to be delivered in integrated care settings. By collaborating with WPRN clinicians and using a novel human-centered design methodology to adapt the intervention, she hopes to develop a usable intervention ready for testing in a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial. John Fortney, PhD, Director of the Division of Population Health, will serve as her primary mentor. Learn more