Duke Department of Population Health Sciences -- Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO) – NIH K12 Mentored Career Development and Research Program

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Department of Population Health Sciences was just awarded an NIH K12 research grant to train dissemination and implementation scholars.

Spearheaded by Hayden Bosworth, PhD and Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, the K12 research grant will train a cohort of dissemination and implementation (D&I) scholars to engage in T4 translational research using rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods. Scholars will examine the adoption, acceptability, fidelity, and sustainability of effective interventions that are relevant to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.  

Core competencies include knowledge of the theories and concepts that underlie dissemination and implementation research, as well as related research designs and methods, including mixed and quasi-experimental methods.

The program also offers workshops/tutorials to ensure all scholars gain critical skills in scientific writing; in the design and writing of research protocols; and in the application writing for research support. Improving scientific presentations and managing academic careers and life will be an integral part of their training.


Stage 1: December 1 – 31, 2017. All applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent, including a brief outline (no more than a half page or 150 words) of the proposed project, and how it would be relevant to topics related to the National Heart, Lung, Blood and Blood Institute. Based on proposal suitability, select applicants will be invited to formally apply for the program, during Stage 2, beginning January 1, 2018.

Stage 2: January 1 – March 1, 2018. Qualified applicants are invited to formally apply for the program via our online application. Application materials will include an in-depth research proposal. 

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The research focus areas are heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases and conditions.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 31, 2017