Intervention Method

The Intervention Methods Group supports researchers seeking to develop new or adapt existing evidence-based interventions for different populations and settings, including through the use of qualitative research methods such as focus groups and in-depth interviews. This group also supports researchers seeking to plan for the dissemination and sustainability of evidence-based interventions.


  • Interventions: Studies that involve testing strategies to modify individuals’ behaviors or attitudes, families and/or other social network members, organizations, communities, and policies
  • Intervention Mapping: A planning approach to assess ways of intervening to ultimately improve health outcomes
  • Implementation Mapping: A process for developing strategies to improve the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of evidence-based interventions in real-world settings
  • Process Evaluation: Any combination of measurements obtained during an intervention to assess the quality of performance or delivery of the intervention
  • Formative Research: Information gathering that comes before structured data collection and implementation of interventions, used to maximize the utility, feasibility, and relevance of an intervention to the target populations and target setting
  • Focus Group: A small-group discussion guided by a trained facilitator, used to learn more about opinions on a designated topic and to guide future action
  • In-Depth Interview: A conversation with an individual (i.e. the participant) to learn more about their opinions on a designated topic and to guide future action
  • RAPID Assessment: An intensive, team-based, data analysis approach to quickly develop a preliminary understanding of qualitative data


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Meet theTeam

Elva Arredondo, PhD

Kelsey Dickson, PhD

Yessenia Hernandez,  MSW, MPH