Wendi Cross has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her NIMH-funded career development award focuses on developing and testing models, methods and measures for training individuals charged with carrying forth a variety of evidence-based preventive interventions into community settings. Her research crosscuts interventions and practices, and she is collaborating with investigators on a variety of studies with an emphasis on using observational measures of implementer fidelity. She has studied train-the-trainer models, community-based suicide prevention training programs, and implementation fidelity in a school-based preventive intervention. She plans to use the IRI training opportunity to develop a broader perspective on implementation science and to use her new knowledge and skills to conduct research that will create evidence-based practices for cost effective implementer training and high quality intervention delivery.