MCDTR Intervention and Technology Research Core
The MCDTR Intervention and Technology Research Core provides three services that are essential for the development of innovative translational research programs that can be implemented and maintained in real-world clinical and community settings:
- Consultation and access to the evidence base for translational diabetes interventions, including the use of theoretically-driven conceptual models (patient empowerment, tailoring of communication, and implementation science), research on promising program targets (e.g., models for peer support and support of family caregivers), and specific technologic approaches (e.g., web-based behavior change tools and telehealth interventions). A key Core service is to advise investigators on general concepts underlying intervention design for type 2 translational interventions and effectively seeking funds for large scale translational projects.
- Consultation with researchers to develop specific intervention-focused projects, including the development of funding plans through R-18 and other applications. A key Core service is to assist investigators by sharing this knowledge on the techniques for developing specific interventions, crafting the informational content so that it is conceptually based and intelligible to end-users, and designing information infrastructures that securely manage data, are cost-effective, and are scalable.
- Access to an extensive and diverse informatics infrastructure that includes already-developed prototypes for on-line decision-support, automated telephone monitoring and behavior change calls, on-line mutual support for physical activity promotion, and tailored internet-based behavior change tools. By leveraging these already-available systems of hardware and software, new investigators will be able to develop innovative programs rapidly and within realistic budgets even if they lack such an infrastructure in their local environment. A specific goal of this core will be to make the infrastructure we have developed accessible to investigators within the University of Michigan, regionally, and nationally.
John D. Piette, Ph.D.: Director, Intervention and Technology Research Core and Associate Director, MCDTR; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-647-8160
Robert M. Anderson, Ed.D., Associate Director, Intervention and Technology Research Core; email@example.com; 734-763-1153
Lawrence C. An, M.D., Co-Investigator; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-763-6099
Angela T. Fagerlin, Ph.D., Co-Investigator; email@example.com; 734-647-6160
Martha M. Funnell, M.S., R.N., C.D.E., Co-Investigator; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-763-0001
Caroline R. Richardson, M.D., Co-Investigator; email@example.com; 734-998-7120
Nicole Marinec, M.P.H., Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-845-3653