Are you interested in joining one of our Scientific Interest Groups? If so, email hcsresearchnetwork@gmail.com to be added to a roster.


  • The purpose of the HCSRN Addiction SIG is to provide a forum to promote addiction research and connect researchers interested in topics related to drug and alcohol use and addiction. The Interest Group involves scientists from the HCSRN and its affiliated institutions. Listserv: hcsrn-addiction.


  • The purpose of the HCSRN Aging SIG is to provide a forum to promote aging research and connect researchers interested in related topics (e.g., healthier aging, lifestyle interventions, cognitive function, neurodegenerative disease, technologies, frailty/falls, use of prescriptions, and caregiving issues). Listserv: hcsrn-aging.


  • The HCSRN’s Genomics SIG brings together HCSRN researchers working in genomics to facilitate collaboration and research on the translation of genomic technologies into clinical practice to improve the health of our members. Listserv, hcsrn-genomics.

Natural Language Processing

  • The HCSRN NLP interest group provides a forum for those interested in methodological issues relating to the use of natural language processing (NLP) to support research activities. Listserv: hcsrn-nlp.


  • The HCSRN Obesity SIG fosters collaborative research to address questions that HCSRN obesity researchers are uniquely positioned to answer given our access to integrated data systems, and the ability to conduct multi-level observational and intervention studies. Meets at HCSRN annual conference and via teleconference. Listserv: hcsrn-obesity.

Patient Engagement in Research (PER)

  • The aim of the PER SIG is to help member research organizations build infrastructure for patient engagement in research, and to develop generalizable tools to enhance engagement efforts. Meets annually at the HCSRN conference and bimonthly via teleconference. Listserv: hcsrn-engagement.


  • The HCSRN Training SIG provides a forum for those with an interest in all aspects of training and mentoring scholars who work in health care delivery. Topics of interest to the group include core competencies for delivery system-based scientists, available models and resources for training, and insights/best practices from existing programs. This listserv is hosted by the HCSRN but open to individuals at any organization.  Listserv: hcsrn-training.

Qualitative Research

  • The HCSRN Training SIG forum may appeal to those with an interest in qualitative and mixed methods research. Participants collaborate, exchange ideas and insights, and strengthen the individual and collective ability of the HCSRN to conduct mixed methods research. This listserv is hosted by the HCSRN but open to individuals at any organization. This listserv will also be used to share announcements, articles, and opportunities that might be of interest. Listserv: hcsrn-qualitative.



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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • The MHRN Child and Adolescent Mental Health SIG aims to provide high quality information to clinicians and health system administrators about how to improve mental health outcomes for children and adolescents. 

Mental Health Research Design and Analytic Methods

  • The MHRN Research Design and Analytic Methods SIG provides a forum for investigators and analysts at MHRN research centers as well as external collaborators to share expertise, receive consultation, and identify questions for future methods development or methodologic research.

Mental Health - Suicide Prevention

  • The MHRN Suicide Prevention SIG aims to foster research exploring utilization of health services prior to suicide attempt and suicide death; implementing standardized suicide risk assessment; low-intensity interventions for prevention of suicide attempt; use of self-report measures (e.g. PHQ9) to identify suicidal ideation; and provider- and system-level interventions to prevent suicidal behavior. 

Mental-Physical Comorbidity

  • The MHRN Mental-Physical Comorbidity SIG discusses potential papers, projects and proposals related to co-morbid medical conditions in people with mental illness, both locally and collaboratively across MHRN.