Alicia Bunger is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. Before joining the OSU faculty, she received a Ph.D. from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a two year NIMH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Bunger’s research examines inter-organizational dynamics, social networks among clinicians, and implementation of evidence-based practices within children’s behavioral health organizations and systems. She is Principal Investigator for an evaluation of a five year system demonstration project (Gateway CALL) funded through the USDHHS Administration for Children and Families to improve access to evidence-based behavioral health services for child welfare-involved youth in Franklin County (OH). As an IRI participant, she will focus on the role of social networks in regional scale-up of evidence based practices.