Translating Research into Practice

Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) is a not-for-profit clinician membership organization, practice-based research network (PBRN), and clinician training organization, founded to provide peer-initiated activities for clinicians practicing in low income, minority, and other underserved communities. CDN’s overall goal is to translate clinical research into clinical practice for the enhancement of health equity and improvement of public health. MORE


CDN was designated a “Best Practice” Clinical Research Network by the NIH (2006).

We accelerate research translation. CDN has over 25 years of experience developing, conducting, implementing and evaluating practice-based research with Community Health Centers and other safety-net practices. MORE


CDN is an AHRQ designated Center of Excellence for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning (2012).

We provide peer support through training and education that integrates online and on-site didactic and experiential learning. Collaborate with us to meet your training needs. MORE 


CDN has an extensive network of multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, clinical leaders and policy-makers.

We conduct research and educational activities in partnership with government, academic, not-for-profit, and for profit organizations. Our national network represents an enormous resource for change. MORE

Upcoming Webcast

Multi-level Interventions to Improve Hypertension Control for African-Americans in Context
Presented By:Paula Einhorn,MD,MS, Gbenga Ogedegbe,MD,MPH,MS, PennyFeldman, PhD, David J. Hyman, MD,MPH, Bonnie L. Svarstad,PhD, ValoryPavlik, PhD, JonathanN.Tobin,PhD
Sponsored By: CDN Collaborative Care to Reduce Depression and Increase Cancer Screening Among Low-income Urban Women (PCORI, Grant No. IH -12 -11 -4522)the N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM EDT
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Patients in Context – EHR Capture of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health: Meet the Author
Presented ByNancy Adler, PhD Professor of Medical Psychology Director, Center for Health and Community University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Sponsored By: The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science a program of The New York Academy of Sciences
Co-Sponsored By: The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and the N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
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Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines and Best Practices
Presented By: Commander Djenaba A. Joseph MD, Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service, Medical Director of CDC Colorectal Cancer Protocol Program.
Sponsored By: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute(NHLBI,Grant No.R01HL78566)The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
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