Bryan Garner

Senior Implementation Research Scientist

Dr. Bryan Garner


  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University
  • MS, Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University
  • BS, Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
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Bryan R. Garner brings his expertise as a senior implementation research scientist to our Community Health and Implementation Research Program. His training in experimental psychology informs his work on substance use disorders, a topic on which he has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Garner’s research history centers on improving the implementation of evidence-based substance use disorder treatment within practice settings.

Dr. Garner has served as the principal investigator for several grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Beyond his three completed NIH grants (R01-AA017625; R01-DA030462; R01-DA038608), Dr. Garner is the principal investigator for three NIH grants (R01-DA038146; R01-DA044051; R01-DA046941) in progress. Additionally, Dr. Garner is the lead evaluator for the 2-year State Targeted Response – Technical Assistance (STR-TA) project, which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (H79TI080816) that is focused on providing technical assistance to help 57 states/territories improve the delivery of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid use disorders.