The Centerstone Research Institute is a not-for-profit research organization and laboratory dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for those with mental health and addiction disorders. CRI is headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, just minutes away from the Psychological and Brain Sciences department.
CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services that help bridge the gap between the scientific discovery of effective treatments and the implementation of these treatments into standard clinical practice. CRI is funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share the organization’s commitment to bridging the gap between science and service.
CRI employs nearly 100 research and IT professionals across seven divisions, including research and evaluation. Since 2004, CRI has helped to implement and manage the evaluation for newly established evidence-based prevention, outreach, education, and treatment services at Centerstone companies, providing access to over 75,000 individuals with mental illness.
CRI has assisted clinicians and other staff at Centerstone and partner agencies with project design, identifying evidence-based models for implementation, and staffing needs. Additionally, CRI is conducting evaluation activities that will, through dissemination efforts, inform evidence-based service delivery in other urban and rural settings across the nation.
David Ayer is the director of clinical research at CRI.