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 Webcasts

Using Technology for Patient Engagement: Examples from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Presented By: Lynn Sherman, CFO, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Sponsored By: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST
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A Multi-Level Community Engaged Study Exploring Barriers to Clinical Trials and Cancer
Care Among Black Bostonians
Presented by: Linda Sprague Martinez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community
Medicine, Research Director, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.
(CCHERS), Elmer Freeman, Executive Director, Center for Community Health, Chidinma
Osuagwa, B.A.Sc., Research Assistant, CCHERS, Elizabeth Ann Powell, MPH, Program Manager ,
Cancer Care Equity Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Director,
Hematologic Services, Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Sponsored by: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series, (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:00-1:00PM EST
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Viral Hepatitis and Opportunities for Action
Presented By: Nicole Smith, PhD, MPH, MPP CAPT US Public Health Service, Associate Director, 
Policy Office, Division of Viral Hepatitis,  National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ponsored by:  N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST
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Engaging Patients to Inform Community Health Research within a Practice-Based Research Network 
Presented ByKay Dickerson, Lynn Robbins, Kathy Norman, and Nate Warren, OCHIN PBRN
Sponsored By: N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No. 1 P30-HS-021667)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
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