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Welcome to the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction

The Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction is a joint endeavor of the Colleges of Education and Health Sciences, providing coordinated and complementary information dissemination, training and professional development opportunities, and research and program evaluation services for behavioral health and addiction prevention and treatment professionals and organizations at Boise State and in the community.

The Institute’s three-fold MISSION is to:

  • Enhance opportunities for Boise State behavioral health and addictions-related training in the community, state, and region, and streamline current Boise State programming in behavioral health, addictions, and substance abuse prevention and treatment,
  • Expand information dissemination to meet growing needs in the Treasure Valley, state, and region, and
  • Directly contribute to the University’s mission and provide new knowledge through research and program evaluation at Boise State and in the community.

Leadership Team
Dr. Diana Doumas, Director
Dr. Susan Esp, Training Coordinator
Dr. Raissa Miller, Research and Program Evaluation Coordinator
Dr. Regina Moro, Legislative and Community Liaison
Teri Carrigan, Director of the Idaho Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource Center (RADAR)

Select Research Grants/Contracts
Diana Doumas, PI & Aida Midgett, Co-I. Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (Doumas PI, Midgett Co-I).
Aida Midgett, PI & Diana Doumas, Co-I. Evaluation a Brief, Stand-Alone Bullying Bystander Intervention for Mixed-Race Middle Schools in Underserved, Predominantly Hispanic Communities, CTR-IN Pilot Grant, National Institute on General Medical Health (Midgett PI, Doumas Co-Investigator).
Diana Doumas, PI. Strategic Planning Framework-State Incentive Grant, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Doumas Program Evaluator).

Select Service Grants/Contracts
Teri Carrigan, Program Director. Primary funding is from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant administered by the Office of Drug Policy. Supportive funding is also received from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Tobacco Prevention Program. Grant funding supports a clearinghouse for substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment print, video and electronic resources and resource referral for citizens residing in the state of Idaho.

Student and Faculty Research Awards
The Institute is accepting applications for student and faculty research awards. Research awards are available to support student and faculty travel to present behavioral health and addictions-related research at state, regional, and national conferences. Awards may also be available to support conducting behavioral health and addictions-related research.  To-date, the Institute has also provided awards supporting more than 25 students’ research projects.