This initiative focuses on creation through research and innovation. Research scientists, experienced physician mentors, APTP Fellows, and Trainees in the Substance Use and Mental Health Concentration collaborate to move the field of addiction education research forward. Activities include:
- APTP Fellows: Residents, Researchers, and Educationalists (APTP FRRE): This group, all with interest in substance use disorders, consists of 6 Psychiatry Residents, 2 Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residents, 3 Researchers and 4 Educationalists, pursue projects in research and education while guided by the APTP team of experts.
- APTP Research Institute: A critical part of the Annenberg Physician Training Program, the APTP Research Institute develops research and disseminates it through peer-reviewed publication and other media, that evaluates and improves APTP’s interventions. The team accomplishes this through work with North American- and globally-based cohorts of globally-renowned addiction medicine subject matter experts, and their mentees/physicians-in-training. The research team consists of the APTP Research Staff, the APTP FRRE Team, as well as, all of the enrollees in the Substance Use and Mental Health Concentration at Public Health U. The APTP Research Team also support the research projects of APTP Fellows and Concentration Trainees.
- Innovations: This team is tasked with identifying, leveraging, and testing new technologies to enhance the delivery of quality education and training in SUD treatment and prevention.