New study by doctoral student provides overview of frameworks and models to reduce ineffective healthcare services and public health programs (Links to an external site)

New study by doctoral student provides overview of frameworks and models to reduce ineffective healthcare services and public health programs
De-implementation is a process studied in a broad array of disciplines, yet implementation science has thus far been limited in the integration of learnings from other fields. A study led by Callie Walsh-Bailey that was published in Implementation Science offers an overview of frameworks and models that implementation researchers and practitioners can use to inform their […]

Infectious disease D&I initiative launches (Links to an external site)

Infectious disease D&I initiative launches
A collaborative group from Washington University have launched the Infectious Disease Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative. Led by Virginia McKay, research assistant professor at the Brown School, the initiative is designed to cultivate local and applied research related to the uptake and implementation of evidence-based innovations, practices, procedures or policies that reduce the spread […]

D&I Science Aids Researchers Studying Perioperative Mental Health (Links to an external site)

D&I Science Aids Researchers Studying Perioperative Mental Health
The newly NIH-funded Center for Perioperative Mental Health at Washington University has incorporating D&I-science into its proposed approaches. The principal investigators, Drs. Eric Lenze and Michael Avidan and a transdisciplinary team recently opened the new WashU center, the first-ever to focus on urgent mental health issues-such as depression-associated with older adults in the perioperative period.

Bringing a Health Equity Lens to Implementation Science Frameworks (Links to an external site)

Bringing a Health Equity Lens to Implementation Science Frameworks
At the 13th AcademyHealth Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, a team of Washington University D&I scientists led a workshop about equity and implementation science frameworks. Amongst other things, they shared that it is important for implementation scientists to partner with equity and disparities researchers earlier in the research continuum.

Measuring Racial Inequities in Virus Testing

Measuring Racial Inequities in Virus Testing
Almost every health official, physician or researcher you speak with will agree: COVID-19 testing among every population is essential for informing virus detection, self-isolation, and prevention of onward transmission. Racial disparities related to the COVID-19 epidemic and the associated public health response continue to be discussed, but need further study to understand the modifiable driver […]

Two WashU Institute for Public Health Centers Award Funding

Two WashU Institute for Public Health Centers Award Funding
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation, both at the Institute for Public Health, have awarded seed funding for two public health-related projects. The projects focus on health care for older adults and for those with prostate cancer, respectively. Through its Pitch Partners² funding mechanism, the Center for Community Health Partnership […]