C-CART Mission and Aims
Aim 1: Develop and implement an interprofessional advanced graduate certificate in culturally-centered Substance Use/Substance Use Disorder (SU/SUD) research for doctoral students and doctoral-trained, practicing clinicians in the community.
Aim 2: Foster interprofessional and collaborative teamwork among the Scholars in partnership with NAU mentors and community partners as they develop culturally-centered research projects focused on addressing and curtailing SU/SUDs among American Indian, Hispanic, and rural populations being served in health, behavioral health, and telehealth care settings.
Aim 3: Evaluate the effectiveness of the training program through formative and summative evaluation of learning outcomes, longitudinally tracking of Scholar careers, and document collaborative research efforts and products developed by students, faculty, and mentors.
Aim 4: Disseminate research products through Scholar research presentations at an interprofessional conference, submit of peer-reviewed manuscripts related to program outcomes, complete capstone research experiences that emerge from the program, and a website highlighting program achievements.