About CDI

Our Goal

Most people who need health care do not receive it. And of those who do, wide variation exists in the quality of care they receive. Gaps in health care access and quality are worse for certain groups, such as underrepresented minorities and persons living in low-resourced urban and rural areas, and/or in poverty. Enormous disparities exist in health care systems, both private and public.

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) uses the rigorous methods of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science to close these gaps in equitable health care delivery.

CDI's mission is to get the best health care possible to the people who need it the most.

Our Team

CDI is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team, although physically based at Stanford University School of Medicine, we span geographic and institutional boundaries. The CDI team unifies a national network of partners and collaborators in D&I science and health care systems--all dedicated in our common mission. For a complete list of staff, visit our Who We Are page.

Our Work

CDI is the organizational hub of three national centers focused on the solving the problems of inequitable access to care and quality, while also advancing the science of D&I.

  1. Center for Dissemination & Implementation At Stanford (C-DIAS)
  2. Research Adoption Support Center (RASC)
  3. Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network Coordinating Office (MHTTC)

These centers span the continuum from dissemination to implementation, muster the best of experts in D&I methods, and serve as national resources for D&I tools, consultation and training. CDI centers bring the best of D&I science to bear to sustainably solve the nation’s health care access and quality gaps, advance D&I scientific methods, and build capacity through training, mentoring and consultation.

CDI is at the forefront of D&I research and practice, and leads high impact projects. Click here to view our publications and D&I tools and learn more about the following projects:

  1. Stagewise-Implementation-To-Target (SITT-MAT)
  2. Addiction Treatment Starts Here (ATSH)
  3. Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care (IBHPC)
  4. Addressing Methamphetamine Use Disorders in Primary Care


CDI sponsors, facilitates and engages in networks focused on building high-performance D&I collaborations nationally, regionally and at Stanford. Click here to learn more about the following networks:

  1. NIDA Clinical Trials Network Translation & Implementation Special Interest Group
  2. NIDA Clinical Trials Network Western States Node Translation & Implementation Workgroup
  3. Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i)
  4. Stanford University Network for Dissemination & Implementation Research (SUNDIR)
  5. Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement (SMCI)