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 also houses the Idaho Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource Center (RADAR), the only clearinghouse for substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment print, video and electronic resources and resource referral for citizens residing in 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
  • Dr. Susan Esp, Associate Director and Co-Training Coordinator
  • Dr. Raissa Miller, Co-Training Coordinator
  • Dr. Regina Moro, Legislative and Community Liaison
  • Dr. Nate Williams, Research and Program Evaluation Coordinator
  • Leah Kalk, RADAR Director

Select Research Grants/Contracts

  • Diana Doumas, PI; Susan Esp Co-I. Efficacy of a Web-Based Alcohol Intervention for High School Students, National Institutes of Health (NIAAA), R21. 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.
  • Diana Doumas, PI. Alcohol Use Prevention for High School Students, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This project examines the impact of the eCHECKUP TO GO and Parents are the Solution on reducing alcohol use among high school students.
  • Nate Williams, PI; Susan Esp, Co-I. Randomized Trial of a Leadership and Organizational Change Strategy to Improve the Implementation and Sustainment of Digital Measurement-based Care in Youth Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health (NIMH), R01. This project examines the impact of the Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation intervention on youth clinical outcomes.
  • Aida Midgett, PI; Diana Doumas, Co-I. Translating an In-Person Brief, Bystander Bullying Intervention (STAC) to a Technology-Based Intervention, National Institutes of Health (NIMHD), R41. This project supports the development and feasibility testing of an online version of the STAC bystander bullying intervention.

Select Service Grants/Contracts

  • Diana Doumas, PI. 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.

Doctoral Student Research Grants

Research grants are available to support doctoral student behavioral health and addictions-related research.  For more information please go to: https://www.boisestate.edu/education-instituteforthestudyofaddiction/student-research-awards/