Novel Intervention Development and Implementation (NIDI) Working Group

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2nd Tuesdays 4pm-5pm


The goal of the Novel Intervention Development and Implementation (NIDI) working group is to serve as an incubator and intellectual resource for developing and implementing novel, theory-based interventions to optimize health, promote functional independence or prevent disability among adults. This working group offers a venue for scholarly and open exchange among investigators who have a keen interest in social and behavioral intervention research.


Presenters give a very brief talk about an intervention they are/or would like to develop, adapt or implement and pose a key question to the group for input. Attendees then each have an opportunity to provide a response. This supportive environment provides for interdisciplinary discussion on areas for refinement, team science, stakeholder engagement, and considerations to promote equity.

As such, the sessions provide opportunities for faculty investigators to receive guidance that can be used to shape their research proposals. Of particular interest are presentations focused on the following:

  • Developing or adapting early stage interventions
  • Transitioning from pilot feasibility to efficacy studies
  • Scaling intervention studies (RCT or PCT) with consideration for social or behavioral influences
  • Transitioning larger effectiveness trials to health system, learning health unit or community intervention studies
  • Implementing evidence-based interventions into the relevant setting or population

Please email Jessie Byrd (Roybal Center Coordinator) if you are interested in presenting a work in progress during Spring 2022. Available dates include:

  • January 11, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 14, 2022

Duke Roybal Center investigators will provide targeted support to NIDI presenters submitting proposals during the Fall 2022 application cycle.

Upcoming Presentations:

October 12, 2021: Communication intervention for people with ALS and their carepartners; Chip Bailey, PhD (Duke Nursing)

November 9, 2021: Implementation of the American College of Physicians Guideline for Low Back Pain: A cluster randomized trial (IMPACt-LBP); Christine Goertz, PhD (Duke Orthopaedics)