American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

New York State Psychiatric Institute
and Columbia University
Seminar for Biostatistics in Psychiatry



Jennifer Wisdom, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University
Carla A. Green, Ph.D.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center

Co-sponsored by Advanced Center on State Implementation Research for Children and Families


This presentation will provide an introduction to mixed methods research in implementation science. We will discuss the philosophy of mixed methods and reasons for integrating qualitative and quantitative methods. We will describe steps for designing a mixed methods study, including crafting research questions, determining a sampling frame for qualitative and quantitative data collection, and integrating qualitative and quantitative data, and assessing the rigor of mixed methods studies. Finally, we will walk through three examples of NIH-funded mixed methods studies that illustrate ways to incorporate qualitative and quantitative methods into implementation studies.

Biographical Notes

Jennifer Wisdom, Ph.D. M.PH., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at Columbia University in New York, and Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a M.PH. in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. As a full time researcher, she studies the organization and delivery of behavioral health care services using mixed (qualitative and quantitative) methods. Her current projects include a NIMH-funded study of the impact of a New York State intervention to reduce polypharmacy in children; a NIMH-funded study to investigate how publicly funded child/adolescent behavioral health organizations adopt evidence-based treatments and other practice innovations; and a NIDA-funded career development award on improving the quality of care for adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Carla A. Green, Ph.D., M.PH., is a Senior Investigator at the Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest. She is a health services researcher, focusing on improving mental health and substance abuse services. Dr. Green holds a Ph.D. in Systems Science-Sociology, with a specialization in Social Psychology, and an M.PH. with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Oregon Health and Science University. She received a National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellowship in health services research from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Dr. Green specializes in mixed methods research designs. Her current mixed methods studies include an NIDDK-funded translational clinical trial of a weight loss and lifestyle intervention for people taking antipsychotic medications; an AHRQ-funded contract to develop theoretical and analytical frameworks to guide future comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research among individuals with serious mental illnesses, and an industry-funded study of the effects of a tamper-resistant formulation of OxyContin on opioid-related overdoses and poisonings.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
6th Floor Multipurpose Room (6602)
New York, New York


Coffee: 3:00 to 3:30 P.M.
Informal Reception: 5:00 to 5:30 P.M.

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