New York State Psychiatric Institute / Columbia University Medical: Center Division of Substance Use DisordersAddress:
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Expert Trainer, Expert Facilitator
Collaborated with several organizations, recovery support centers and community based organizations to integrate the SBIRT model within existing service delivery programs. Activities included assisting in the development of tailored implementation plans and supports, have assisted in consulting through both manual and electronic integration of screening tools, utilized the team approach of facilitating the SBIRT components, provided resources for state billing and organizational requirements, and provided both training and coaching sessions to build provider capacity and efficacy in conducting SBIRT with client populations.
Diana Padilla is a Research Project Manager at New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. She is a Senior Staff Trainer and SBIRT, (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) Technical Assistance program manager for the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network (NeCATTC), Ms. Padilla managed and trained nationally on Cultural Proficiency in Drug Court Practice, statewide Cultural Competency in HIV Prevention, and Culturally Informed Practice in addiction treatment and recovery services. She is a faculty/trainer for the National Association for Drug Court Professionals providing expert trainings on the Hispanic and Latinx communities.
Ms. Padilla has worked in public health for over 22 years in various capacities including disseminating research to practice in curricula, conducts evaluation activities of substance use disorder treatment programs and problem solving courts, engages in chronic disease research and prevention, and instructs behavioral health professionals, prevention specialists, and drug court practitioners on prevention, addiction and recovery support best practices.