2022 Multilevel Intervention Training Institute Course Calendar

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Module 1 – Lecture: Introduction to Multilevel Intervention Research

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty
12:00 - 12:05 pm

Introduction and welcome

  • Goals of MLTI
  • MLTI fit with the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) mission
Paul Jacobsen
12:05 - 12:10 pm

Programmatic perspective of MLIs

  • MLIs as an integral part of the broader NCI’s Healthcare Delivery Research Program’s (HDRP) mission
Sarah Kobrin
12:10 - 12:25 pm

Current attention to multilevel intervention research

  • History of MLI research
  • Definitions
  • Why NCI is taking the lead to strengthen MLI research
Erica Breslau
12:25 - 12:40 pm

Scope of MLI research in healthcare and public health

  • What are MLIs?
  • Why they are needed now
  • How MLIs differ from single level interventions
  • How MLIs differ from Implementation Science (IS) and Complex Health Interventions (CHI)
Brian Mittman
12:40 - 12:45 pm

Questions and Answers

12:45 - 1:30 pm

Exemplary case studies of MLI research (Confronting and overcoming MLI research challenges)

  • Case Study 1. Community-Focused Multilevel Interventions (Single vs. multilevel levels)
  • Case Study 2. Distinctive features and requirements for conducting MLI research within healthcare and community settings
  • Case Study 3. Evaluation issues
Karen Emmons
Sandi Pruitt
Martin Charns
1:30 - 1:40 pm

Discussant 1: Observations on the case studies and how theory was employed

  • What do the case studies tell us about the importance of theory and challenges in MLI use?
  • Importance of the theory-related content of the MLI institute
Gregory Aarons
1:40 - 1:50 pm

Discussant 2: Observations on the designs, methods, and evaluation approaches employed in the case studies

  • How MLI research aims differ from common single-level intervention research aims
  • What are the design and methods challenges in studying MLIs?
  • Importance of the design and methods-related content of the MLTI
Brian Mittman
1:50 - 2:00 pm

Questions and Answers

2:00 - 2:10 pm

Introduction to MLTI advanced learning

  • Agenda review, training expectations and deliverables
  • Curriculum Objectives
  • Requirements for distance learning format
  • Deliverables:
    • Small Group Projects
    • Capstone Project
    • Evaluation
Erica Breslau
2:10 - 2:20 pm

Pre-MLTI evaluation

Jennifer McGee-Avila
2:20 - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 - 2:50 pm

Plenary: Delivery of MLIs in public health

  • Coordination at different levels
  • Challenges in the delivery of MLIs in the real world
  • Real time evaluation
Hal Yee
2:50 - 3:00 pm

Questions and Answers

Wrap-up

Brian Mittman

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Module 2 – Lecture: Use and Role of Theory

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 2

Erica Breslau

Overview and the importance of theory in multilevel research

Sarah Birken

Organizational theory

Bryan Weiner

Team and group behavior theory

Hector Rodriguez

Individual behavior theory

Karen Emmons

Panel discussion: What makes theory valuable yet practical?

Sarah Birken
Brian Mittman
Bryan Weiner

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Module 3 – Small Group

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Role and use of theory: Discussion with Module 2 faculty

Sarah Birken
Brian Mittman
Bryan Weiner
12:30 - 1:00 pm

Small group discussion, Capstone project, and PPW overview

  • Small group expectations
  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet
  • Capstone Project
Erica Breslau
Brian Mittman
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Introduction to small group members
  • Lightning presentation of trainee projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Module 4 – Lecture: Use of Theory in Intervention Design

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 4

Erica Breslau

Use of theory: practical guidance

  • Overview: use of theory in intervention studies
  • Combining theories at multiple levels
  • Examples of theory application in MLI research
Beth Glenn

Intervention Mapping

  • Theory and content
  • Examples of applied Intervention Mapping
Maria Fernandez

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Module 5 – Small Group (Application of Theory)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Application of theory: Discussion with Module 4 faculty

Beth Glenn
Maria Fernandez
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Module 6 – Lecture: Part I. Quantitative Analytic Techniques

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and Introduction to Module 6

Erica Breslau

Part I: Quantitative Analytical Techniques

  • Recap of key MLI research aims and questions
  • Designs and methods challenges when studying MLIs
  • Role of quantitative methods in addressing aims and challenges
  • Data collection issues
Thomas Belin

Quantitative analytic techniques

  • Multilevel, hierarchical modeling
Donna Spiegelman

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Module 7 – Small Group (Quantitative Techniques – Part 1)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Part I. Quantitative analytic techniques: Discussion with Module 5 faculty

Thomas Belin
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Module 8 – Lecture: Part II. Quantitative Analytic Techniques

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 8

Erica Breslau

Part II: Quantitative Analytical Techniques

  • Challenges to internal and external validity
  • Foundations for statistical inference and the role of randomization
  • Strategies for enhancing precision of inferences
  • Statistical issues arising from clustering/nesting of sub-units within units
Thomas Belin

Configurational comparative methods

Edward Miech

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Module 9 - Small Group (Quantitative Techniques – Part 2)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Part II. Quantitative analytic techniques: Discussion with Module 8 faculty

Thomas Belin
Edward Miech
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Module 10 - Lecture: Part III. Quantitative Analytic Techniques

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 10

Erica Breslau

Part III. Quantitative Analytic Techniques

  • Mediation analysis
  • Context, moderators
Richard Emsley

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Module 11 – Small Group (Quantitative Techniques – Part 2)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Part III. Quantitative analytic techniques: Discussion with Module 10 faculty

Marc Elliott
Richard Emsley
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Module 12 – Lecture: Part I. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Techniques

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 12

Erica Breslau

Part I. Qualitative and mixed methods techniques

  • Principles and practice of qualitative methods
  • Application of qualitative methods to research on multilevel interventions
  • Principles and practice of mixed methods
  • Application of mixed methods to research on multilevel interventions
  • Deborah Cohen
  • Deborah Cohen
  • Lawrence Palinkas
  • Lawrence Palinkas

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Module 13 – Small Group (Qualitative and Mixed Methods Techniques – Part 1)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Part I. Qualitative and mixed methods techniques. Discussion with Module 12 faculty

Deborah Cohen
Lawrence Palinkas
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Module 14 – Lecture: Part II. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Techniques

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 14

Erica Breslau

Part II. Qualitative and mixed methods techniques
Grant Writing 1:

  • Rationale for qualitative and mixed methods
Alison Hamilton

Project Planning 1:

  • Use of qualitative and mixed methods for summative evaluation
Deborah Cohen

Project Planning 2:

  • Use of qualitative and mixed methods for formative/process evaluation
Lawrence Palinkas

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Module 15 – Small Group (Qualitative and Mixed Methods Techniques – Part 2)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Part II. Qualitative and mixed methods techniques. Discussion with Module 14 faculty

Deborah Cohen
Lawrence Palinkas
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Module 16 - Lecture: Measures and Measurement

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 16

Erica Breslau

Measures and Measurement

  • Identification of constructs and measures by level
  • Data Collection
  • Integrating measures from different levels
  • Interactions within and across levels
Martin Charns

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Module 17 - Small Group (Methods and Measurements)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Measures and Measurement. Discussion with Module 16 faculty

Martin Charns
Brian Mittman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of projects
  • Capstone projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Module 18 - Putting it all together

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 18

Erica Breslau
  • Capstone project refresher and guidance
Brian Mittman
Erica Breslau

Round table discussion:

  • Linking the study question, theory and intervention
  • Developing a multilevel / complex health intervention function / form matrix
  • Combining study designs
  • Developing a quantitative analysis plan for impact and process evaluation
  • Developing a measurement plan
Erica S. Breslau
Martin Charns
Deborah Cohen
Matthew Hudson
Leslie Lytle
Brian Mittman
Donna Spiegelman

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Module 19 - Small Group (Putting MLIs Together)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Putting it all together: Discussion with Module 18 faculty

Martin Charns
Deborah Cohen
Brian Mittman
Donna Spiegelman
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of Capstone projects
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin
Lauren Wallner

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Module 20 - Special Topics in MLI Research

Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty

Welcome and introduction to Module 20

Erica Breslau
  • Economic Analysis of MLIs
Michael Halpin
  • Sustainability and Spread of MLIs
Wynne Norton

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Module 21 - Small Group (Application of MLIs)

Time (EDT) Topic Area and Module Lecture Faculty Small Group Faculty
12:00 - 12:05 pm

Application of MLIs: Discussion with Module 20 faculty

Michael Halpern
Wynne Norton

Individual small group discussion:

  • Competency review
  • Project Planning Worksheet (homework)
  • Trainee discussion of Capstone projects
  • MLTI Post-Test Evaluation
Hayden Bosworth
Evan Graboyes
Christine Gunn
Clement Gwede
Matthew Hudson
Resa Jones
Jonathan Tobin

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Capstone Presentations
MLTI Evaluation
MLTI Certificates

Time (EDT) Presentations Faculty Presentations by Trainee
12:00 - 12:05 pm

Welcome and introduction to the Capstone Presentations

Erica Breslau
12:05 - 12:15 pm

Evaluation of MLTI

Jennifer McGee-Avila

Capstone Presentations (5 minutes each)

Group 1 - Clinical

Jonathan Tobin & Evan Graboyes
12:15 - 12:20 pm

Implementation of Evidence-Based HPV Vaccine Guidelines into Dental Settings

Stacey Griner
12:20 - 12:25 pm

A Multilevel Intervention to Increase Participation in Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials

Carmen Guerra
12:25 - 12:30 pm

Engaging Providers in Lung Cancer Prevention

Jennifer Lewis
12:30 - 12:35 pm

Development of a technology-based multilevel intervention to treat neuropsychological symptoms for patients with colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy

Yufen Lin
12:35 - 12:40 pm

Optimizing cervical cancer screening guideline adherence and adoption

Michelle Shin
12:40 - 12:55 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)


Group 4 - Survivorship


Hayden Bosworth & Lauren Wallner
12:55 - 1:00 pm

Implementing a multilevel intervention to reduce financial toxicity and ensure successful HCTs from pediatric/oncology to adult/primary healthcare settings for oncology patients

Jean Edwards
1:00 - 1:05 pm

Earlier goals of care conversations for improved gynecologic cancer care

Megan Mullins
1:05 - 1:10 pm

CAREPlan: A Multilevel Intervention to Improve Cancer Care

Manali Patel
1:10 - 1:15 pm

Utilizing Necessary Information To Make End-of-Life Care Decisions (UNITED): A Multilevel Intervention to Improve Latinx Advanced Cancer Patients’ Engagement in Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Megan Shen
1:15 - 1:30 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

1:30 - 1:35 pm

Break (5 minutes)

Group 2 - Prevention

Resa Jones & Matthew Hudson
1:35 - 1:40 pm

Exploring the Feasibility of Multilevel Strategies to Promote HPV Vaccination in Independent Provider Practices in Brooklyn

Perla Chebli
1:40 - 1:45 pm

Multilevel Interventions to deimplement over screening for colorectal cancer among patients with prior low-risk adenomas

Amanda Petrik
1:45 - 1:50 pm

Multilevel Interventions to Address Adolescent Tobacco Use

Chelsey Schlecter
1:50 - 1:55 pm

Optimization of a Multilevel Mentored Community Gardening Intervention for Melanoma Patients

Megan Skiba
1:55 - 2:10 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

Group 3 - Screening

Clement Gwede & Christine Gunn
2:10 - 2:15 pm

Leveraging Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) to Promote Shared Decision Making in Lung Cancer Screening Through a Multilevel Intervention (LEAPS-LCS)

Siru Liu
2:15 - 2:20 pm

A Multilevel Intervention to Address Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening

Randi Williams
2:20 - 2:35 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

2:35 - 2:55 pm

MLTI Graduation and Closing Remarks

Brian Mittman

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Capstone Presentations
MLTI Evaluation
MLTI Certificates

Time (EDT) Presentations Faculty Presentations by Trainee
12:00 - 12:05 pm

Welcome and introduction to the Capstone Presentations

Erica Breslau
12:05 - 12:15 pm

Evaluation of MLTI

Jennifer McGee-Avila

Capstone Presentations (5 minutes each)

Group 4 - Survivorship

Hayden Bosworth & Lauren Wallner
12:15 - 12:20 pm

Collaborative Oncology: Radiation and Radiology Evaluation of Contoured Targets (CORRECT): Facilitating Radiology Input During the Creation of Lung Cancer Radiation Treatment Plans

Michael Farris
12:20 - 12:25 pm

Leveraging Community Organizations to Alleviate Financial Toxicity among AYA Cancer Survivors

Lauren Ghazal
12:25 - 12:30 pm

Developing a multilevel intervention to address disparities in adherence to endocrine therapy for breast cancer

Kimberley Lee
12:30 - 12:35 pm

Improving the Implementation of Self-Management Support in Cancer Care: Development of an Implementation Intervention

Nikola Pallin
12:35 - 12:50 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

12:50 - 12:55 pm

Break (5 minutes)

Group 3 - Screening

Clement Gwede & Christine Gunn
12:55 - 1:00 pm

Using Predicted Adherence of Lung Cancer Screening Among Underserved and Minority Communities to Intervene at Multiple Levels

Loretta Erhunmwunsee
1:00 - 1:05 pm

Developing and testing the efficacy of a multi-level intervention to increase breast health awareness and uptake of Breast Examination as an approach to early diagnosis of breast cancer among women 40-65 years in a rural Ileje District, Tanzania

Tumaini Nyamhanga
1:05 - 1:10 pm

Improving lung cancer screening for people with HIV (PWH)

Matthew Triplette
1:10 - 1:20 pm

Population based screening for hereditary cancer syndromes

Catharine Wang
1:20 - 1:35 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

Group 2 - Prevention

Resa Jones & Matthew Hudson
1:35 - 1:40 pm

A Multilevel Intervention to Promote Concurrent Colorectal Cancer and Hepatitis C Virus Screening Behaviors

Christy Shannon
1:40 - 1:45 pm

A Multilevel Intervention to Increase Lung Cancer Screening Attendance in Emergency Department Patients

Nicholas Pettit
1:45 - 1:50 pm

A Culturally-Targeted, Community Health Worker-Led Intervention to Increase U.S. Vietnamese Adolescents’ HPV Vaccine Uptake

Ha Ngan (Milkie) Vu
1:50 - 2:05 pm

Panel discussion (15 minutes)

2:05 - 2:10 pm

Break (5 minutes)

Group 1 -Clinical

Jonathan Tobin & Evan Graboyes
2:10 - 2:15 pm

Strategies for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection in Northern Tanzania: A Multi Level Intervention

Lily Gutnik
2:15 - 2:20 pm

A Multilevel Intervention for Persons at High Risk for Delayed Lung Cancer Treatment

Sabina Nduaguba
2:20 - 2:25 pm

Disparities in Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

Danielle Rodin
2:25 - 2:40 pm

Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

2:40 - 3:00 pm

MLTI Graduation and Closing Remarks

Brian Mittman
Last Updated: 09 Jan, 2024