WashU is growing the community of scientists who use D&I research to advance public health

History of innovation

As a leading force in implementation research, WashU is driving change.

Supportive culture

A collegial and collaborative environment welcomes newcomers to Dissemination & Implementation research.

Powerful mentorship

We connect trainees and early-career faculty with leaders in the field.

On average, it takes 17 years for just 14% of original research to make its way to practice.

Through Dissemination & Implementation research, we are making change.


Grow your skills and your network

WUNDIR unites the WashU community, from leading-edge implementation researchers to those newly involved in this field.

At every WUNDIR meeting, I’m reminded of how broad and deep the engagement is within our WashU D&I community. This network offers a great chance to stay connected, which I appreciate now more than ever.

Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation


Center co-director’s research shows age is overlooked in higher ed. diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Center co-director’s research shows age is overlooked in higher ed. diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
By Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging • April 2, 2024 Nancy Morrow-Howell, the Betty Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy at the Brown School and co-director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging is the lead author of the study, “Age as a Factor in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Higher Education.” The study shows that […]

WashU researchers’ discovery opens new doors to HIV treatment

By Guest Author • March 27, 2024 Written by April Houston, MSW, MPH, knowledge translation & communications director, HLB-SIMPLe Research Alliance, Division of Infectious Diseases, WashU School of Medicine Scientists from Washington University have uncovered new insights into how HIV weakens the immune system of those it infects. Their findings were published in a recent edition of the journal Cell.   CD4 T […]

Leading the way in D&I research

With one of the largest communities of Dissemination & Implementation investigators, our work makes a singular contribution to the field.

Consultation + Toolkits

Get the support to bring a Dissemination & Implementation lens to your research, from self-service toolkits to personalized consultation on grants and manuscripts.

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Whether you’re an experienced researcher or aspiring graduate student, we have a program that can grow your skills in Dissemination & Implementation.