Dr. Erin Michalak is the team leader of CREST.BD (http://www.crestbd.ca) a team that encompasses researchers, clinicians and community members with a special interest in developing knowledge on BD. The international team includes representatives from a variety of health disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, occupational therapy, nursing, genetic counseling, and mental health advocacy. One example of Dr. Michalak’s program of research is her recently funded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) grant. The purpose of this KTA grant is to accelerate the translation of knowledge by linking researchers and knowledge-users to move knowledge into action. The grant will support a range of knowledge translation (KT) activities to bring findings from our various community-based research studies to the wider community.