APIRE Practice Research Network: Accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned

Joyce C. West, Eve K. Mościcki, Farifteh F. Duffy, Joshua E. Wilk, Lisa Countis, William E. Narrow, Darrel A. Regier

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Abstract: The Practice Research Network (PRN) was established in 1993 to bridge the gap between the science base and the clinical practice of psychiatry by expanding the generalizability of findings and involving clinicians in the development and conduct of research. It began as a nationwide network of psychiatrists and has evolved to conduct large-scale, clinical and policy research studies using randomly selected samples of psychiatrists from the AMA Physician Masterfile. This paper provides an overview of major PRN initiatives and the impact of these studies. It describes the benefits to clinicians of participating in PRN research, as well as strategies developed to address key challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-165
Number of pages14
JournalPsychotherapy Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • network
  • observational
  • psychiatric
  • psychotherapy
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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