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, research and program evaluation services for behavioral health and addiction prevention and treatment professionals and organizations at Boise State and in the community, and fostering community, organizational and legislative relationships throughout the state of Idaho. The Institute is the training arm of the Department of Counselor Education, providing training workshops for continuing education for counselors and other professionals.

Leadership Team

  • Dr. Diana Doumas, Director and Research and Program Evaluation Coordinator
  • Dr. Susan Esp, Associate Director and Co-Training Coordinator
  • Dr. Raissa Miller, Co-Training Coordinator
  • Dr. Regina Moro, Legislative and Community Liaison
  • Leah Kalk, Director of the Idaho Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource Center (RADAR)

Select Research Grants/Contracts

  • Diana Doumas, PI. Efficacy of a Web-Based Alcohol Intervention for High School Students, National Institutes of Health (NIAAA). This project examines the impact of the eCHECKUP TO GO on reducing alcohol use and the negative associated consequences among high school seniors.
  • Diana Doumas, Program Evaluator. Drug Free Communities Grant, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant supports funding for DrugFree Idaho, Inc. to provide substance use prevention programming in Boise and Garden City.

Select Service Grants/Contracts

  • Diana Doumas, Program Director. Funding from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment SAMHSA Block Grant administered by the Office of Drug Policy supports the RADAR Center as well as providing funding for the Annual Prevention Training Institute and other activities related to substance use prevention in the state of Idaho.
  • Leah Kalk, Program Director. Funding from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Tobacco Prevention Program supports the RADAR Center. Funding from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is also provided for opioid prevention. Additional funding from the Idaho State Department of Education supports print materials for dissemination at the State Prevention and Support Conference.

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.

For more information please go to: https://www.boisestate.edu/education-instituteforthestudyofaddiction/