Augie Diana is a Program Director at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).  At NINR, Dr. Diana oversees the Technology and Small Business programs of research. He serves as Institute coordinator of NINR’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs, which are largely focused on dissemination of successful technological products. Dr. Diana previously served as Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where he oversaw SBIR/STTR grants and contracts and worked to build portfolios of research on physical activity, communications/media, and other areas. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Diana worked as a Senior Public Health Analyst at the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) where he was responsible for national cross-site evaluations of the State Incentive Grant project, and several data/technology initiatives. Dr. Diana has also worked in Boston and Colorado designing and managing evaluation and research projects at the community and state levels, with a primary focus on substance abuse prevention but also in areas of mental health, crime, delinquency, violence, and youth physical activity