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Collaborative for Program Evaluation and Implementation Science

The Collaborative for Program Evaluation and Implementation Science harnesses the power of data to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities using improvement science. Our work meets the unique needs of our partners, who want to advance their programs or policies to transform individual lives, systems, and communities. An interdisciplinary working group, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to serve as your evaluation and research partner with particular subject matter expertise in public health, healthcare, and health innovation. 

Current Projects

Kentucky 1115 Medicaid Waiver Demonstration

Sponsor: KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services
July 2020 to June 2021

The Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services proposed a Substance Use Disorder demonstration project as part of its larger application for a Section 1115 demonstration project, "Kentucky Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health" (KY HEALTH), to buttress its ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis. This plan would increase beneficiary access to providers offering Substance Use Disorder treatment services and to expand treatment benefits available to enrollees, thereby increasing utilization of SUD treatment services.


Owen County Collaborative for Addiction Treatment Initiative

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
September 2019 to August 2022

The Owen County Collaborative Addiction Treatment Initiative (OCCATI) is an HRSA-RCORP funded consortium of Northern Kentucky community partners invested in addressing substance use disorder and healthcare gaps in Owen County.


Carroll-Owen Partnership Extension

Sponsor: Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
January 2020 to September 2021

This initiative, co-funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State Justice Institute, supports efforts to strengthen epidemiologic surveillance and public health data infrastructure, implement effective community-level opioid overdose prevention activities, and establish or enhance public safety, public health, and behavioral health collaborations.


Realworks Contingency Management for Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: Realworks
January 2020 to July 2021

Funded through RealWorks, this study examines the potential for a 12-month electronically-based contingency management protocol to enhance recovery in the substance use disorder and alcohol use disorder populations.


Graduate Assistants

Thuong Ho

Nicholas Elleman

Dayna Schambach

Selvakumaar Subramani Damodaran

Meredith Thornton