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The T-32 Training Program is for a two-year period and is delivered through individually-tailored programs of coursework in drug abuse and implementation science, as well as mentored research experience. 

Reducing the Research - Practice Gap

Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our training program prepares pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows to conduct research that reduces the gap between real-world practice and evidence-based interventions targeting drug abuse prevention. Through a combination of coursework and research apprenticeships with faculty from multiple disciplines, fellows receive training in drug abuse, and implementation science. Trainees conduct studies of the methods that improve the successful uptake of evidence-based preventive interventions into real-world practice. Training faculty have particular expertise in research with ethnic minority populations and in the development of innovative quantitative methods.

Our T32 Administrative Faculty and Advisors

Core and Affiliated Faculty

ASU FACULTY:   Atkinson, Robert  |  Ayers, Tim  |  Berkel, Cady  |  Brewer, Gene  |   Brooks, Scott  |  Bitner, Mary Jo  |  Buman, Matthew  |   Castro, Felipe  |  Causadias, Jose  |  Chassin, Laurie  |  Chen, Angela  |  Corbin, William   |  Cruz, Rick   |   Daniulaityte, Raminta   |   Davis, Kelly   |  Davis, Mary  |   Doane, Leah  |  Edwards, Michael  | Elam, Kit  |   Friedman, Lauren  |  Gary, Kevin  |  Gewirtz, Abigail   |   Gonzales, Nancy  |  Grimm, Kevin  |   Ha, Thao   |   Haiden, Rolf   |  Jager, Justin  |  Johnson, William  |  Johnson-Glenberg, Mina   |   Kessler, Rodger  |   Knight, George  |  Leischow, Scott  |  Lemery, Kathy  |  Lindstrom Johnson, Sarah   |    Low, Sabina   |   Luecken, Linda  |  MacKinnon, David  |   McNeish, Daniel   |  Meier, Madeline  |   Meier, Matthew  |   Mendoza, Natasha  |   O'Rourke, Holly   |  Oesterle, Sabrina   |   Olive, Foster  |   Ostrom, Amy  |  Pardini, Dustin |  Perez, Marisol  |  Peterson, Suzanne  |   Pettigrew, Jonathan  |   Pina, Armando  |  Riley, William  |  Rivera, Daniel  |  Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane  |   Sanabria, Federico  |  Sandler, Irwin  |  Seaton, Eleanor  |   Shiota, Lani   |   Stechler, Chad  |   Su, Jinni   |   Tein, Jenn-Yun  |   Toomey, Russell  |  White, Rebecca  |  Winslow, Emily  |  Wolchik, Sharlene  |  Zhang, Zhen

EXTERNAL TRAINING GRANT FACULTY: Dr. C Hendricks Brown, Northwestern University  |  Dr. Max Crowley, Penn State University  |  Dr. Marion Forgatch, Oregon Social Learning Center  |    Dr. Margaret Kuklinski, University of Washington  |  Dr. John Landsverk, Oregon Social Learning Center  |  Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram, UCLA   |  Dr. Velma McBride Murry, Vanderbilt University   |    Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Prado, University of Miami   |   Dr. Lisa Saldana, Oregon Social Learning Center   |   Dr. Dave Atkins, University of Washington

RECENT TRAINEES (2021-2023): 

Pre-Doctoral Fellows: Jack Waddell, Austin Blake, Aubrey Rhodes, Kamryn Morris, Mary Kuckertz

Post-Doctoral Fellows: Joanna Kim, Matt Miller, Kimberly Osborne, Anna Maria Melendez

How to Apply

Interested applicants should first contact Dr. Laurie Chassin, Chair of the Steering Committee via email. Applications must include:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of career goals; research interests with respect to substance use prevention and Dissemination & Implementation; and goals for the training program 
  • Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted by mentor)

Begin Post-Doctoral Application

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The program is particularly interested in applicants with the potential to bring to their research careers the critical perspective that comes from their understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in research and higher education.

Training is for a two-year period. For further information, visit

The positions are full-time, fiscal-year (12-month), benefits-eligible appointments with no tenure implications.   For more information regarding benefits, visit, and

The anticipated start date is between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

The qualifications for the positions: must have earned a PhD (within the last 5 years or anticipated by the beginning of the appointment) in a field relevant to substance abuse prevention or implementation science and must be a US citizen or permanent resident.