Join the 30+ WashU researchers attending the 16th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health in Arlington, VA. This gathering will concentrate on advancing methodologies while also focusing on areas to grow into.
Assistant professor Rebecca Lengnick-Hall was published in a leading implementation science journal for collaborative research that describes eight characteristics of high-quality, multilevel implementation research. Make sure to check out the supplemental files where you’ll find tools to make things concrete .
By tinuola.adebukola • October 19, 2023
The CDTR’s 2023 funding cycle offers two levels of awards for its 2023 Pilot and Feasibility Program. Letters of intent are due November 1.
Institute for Public Health leaders are pleased to announce that Brown School Associate Professor, Byron J. Powell, PhD, has been named co-director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation alongside Director, Elvin Geng, MD. Powell also will continue to lead the center’s Implementation Methods & Metascience Initiative.
Meet Asst. Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at WashU’s School of Medicine, Lindsey Filiatreau, PhD, MPH. She’s in the center collaborator dissemination & implementation SPOTLIGHT!
Read more about the collaborative symposium on Antimicrobial Stewardship’s role in health care and infectious disease prevention. It was recently hosted by the Center for D&I at the Institute for Public Health and WashU’s Division of Infectious Diseases.
A new study by researchers at WashU’s Prevention Research Center and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors surveyed public health departments in the U.S. to understand current health equity-related work practices and identify ways to bolster equity-focused work in chronic disease prevention and control efforts.
This summer, researchers from across the U.S. gathered in St. Louis for the second Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) in-person Institute. The Institute, which is a core component of the IS-2 mentored training program, was held in St. Louis at Washington University’s Bauer Hall (learn more about the first Institute here). In total, over 50 IS-2 Scholars, […]
Get ready for the 2023 D&I Proposal Development Bootcamp. Submit your proposal by Sept. 13th!
Four research projects have received pilot funding from the Center for Dissemination & Implementation.
Sarah Pritchard’s training is in system dynamics, but her passion lies in equity and systems change. Read about why her position on the PRC’s leadership team on equity, diversity and inclusion is a perfect fit.
This special issue solicits articles that use epidemiological methods to understand issues in the field of implementation science related to measurement, mechanisms and novel methods to measure impacts on population health. Guest editors: Elvin Geng and Byron Powell from WashU, and Gila Neta from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Brown School Research Assistant Professor, Virginia McKay, PhD, is leading a five-year $3.5 million project to test whether an effort to improve cancer treatment for children in Latin America is sustainable over the long term. Read about her work and funding award.
Cory Bradley, PhD, MSW, MPH wraps up his final year as a postdoc. Read about how he uses implementation science as tool for “justice making.”
Learn more about the D&I Introductory Workshop at WashU!
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation is offering a new funding mechanism for post-docs and faculty investigators. Read more!
The 4th annual Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) Summer Training Institute will be held at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, from July 31 – August 4, 2023. This 5-day Institute offers a hands-on intro to systems science methods. Applications are open.
Open to early career researchers (PhDs/MDs and equivalent) at post-doctoral or junior faculty level, the HIV, Infectious Diseases & Global Health Implementation Research Institute is a training program is accepting applications for its third cohort through April 3 at 5pm CST.
As public health departments across the U.S. face increased scrutiny, the Brown School’s Prevention Research Center has partnered with the Brookings Institution in a groundbreaking investigation to identify ways to improve decision making and more effectively use health department resources.
Learn about D&I collaborator, Flora Cohen, and her work in Uganda.
Scholars from across the US gathered at the Brown School and on Zoom in November to participate in the first in-person training by the Institute for Implementation Science Scholars, IS-2 for short.
A new article, published in Implementation Science Research and Practice, highlights recommendations to sustain current Implementation Science (IS) capacity building programs (ISCBPs) and includes novel and emerging IS competencies for the field.
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation’s seed funding programs are designed to support a broad range of dissemination and implementation studies, and aim to support the development of projects to the point at which they are ready to compete for external funding.
Two WashU centers, community health workers and partner community organizations are rallying together to provide Covid-19 vaccines to area communities.
Patients with social needs experienced a higher number of hospitalizations, obesity, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study from Maura Kepper at the Brown School on the social determinants of health.
Meet Callie Walsh-Bailey, MPH, doctoral student and emerging bright star on the implementation science scene.
The Center for Dissemination & Implementation has awarded researchers with several key funding mechanisms. Find out what this funding is and how it can impact key projects.
The recent D&I rural health symposium helped build collaborations among rural health care providers and implementation scientists.
The Center for Dissemination & Implementation hosted its annual bootcamp, where 28 expert consultants and 24 investigator teams gathered for a full day of unique consultations.
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health recently convened more than 30 HIGH-IRI fellows and more than a dozen faculty from the U.S., Africa, Asia and South America for an annual three-day training event.
On September 7th, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation hosted Karen Emmons, PhD, professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for her talk The Role of Policy in Implementation Science and Health Equity. Morgan C. Shields, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School, attended and shares her takeaways.
Assistant Professor, Philip Marotta‘s research has benefitted from grant funding and other resources from the Center for Dissemination & Implementation, and its initiative, IDDI (Infectious Disease – Dissemination and Implementation Science Initiative). In its second year, IDDI cultivates implementation science research in infectious disease to improve evidence-based prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in St. Louis and beyond.
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Publich Health (WashU) is sponsoring a Rural Health Symposium this September which will bring together universities and stakeholders in the region.
Bootcamp is an informative, fun event where researchers meet with D&I experts for brief consultations with the intention of advancing their grant proposals from idea to proposal draft. This event is open to WashU researchers and/or research teams with a primary investigator from Washington University in St. Louis.
A network survey among agencies that address cancer risk in rural Missouri and Illinois, conducted by the Brown School and School of Medicine’s Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control, was found to be useful in helping those practitioners identify gaps, plan for how to establish future relationships and strengthen collaboration.
Faculty Scholar and primary investigator, Maura Kepper and team are looking at digital tools as a means to prevent cancer in rural Missouri. The study was funded, in part, by a pilot grant from the Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation.
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar Ginger McKay and colleague, Kneeshee Parkinson, are working together to bring an international program for women living with HIV to St. Louis.
This D&I Implementation Research Institute has completed its first year of training to great success. See what a few of its participants are saying about their experience.
The Translational Science Benefit Model (TSBM) and Implementation Research Institute (IRI) teams worked to develop six imact case studies that showcase the impact of IRI fellows’ and alums’ work, and the impact of the IRI itself as a mentored network.
Offered by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, RAD funding boosts research projects in multiple ways.
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 […]
Byron Powell, PhD looks forward to his new role as Associate Director for the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health. We caught up with Powell and asked about his goals for the center and how he plans to lead the new Methods and Metascience Initiative.
Fast-Track Cities is regaining momentum after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Dr. Cory Bradley, the acting co-chair of Fast-Track Cities St. Louis and a post-doctoral research associate in HIV implementation science at Washington University’s Institute of Public Health.
In Fall of 2022, a new course will be available through the Washington University School of Medicine Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree program: Introduction to Health Disparities and the Structural and Social Determinants of Health.
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 […]
An editorial commentary, co-authored by Drs. Enola Proctor and Elvin Geng, was recently published in the journal Science; it makes recommendations about how adding a “new lane” of implementation science can improve the way we manage crisis’ like COVID-19 moving forward.
We know that the U.S. has been successful in vaccinating those who want the shot however, as we continue to hear about vaccine hesitancy or outright opposition, WashU dissemination and implementation researchers have conducted a study to get to the root of public preference.
Learn to define racism and anti-racism and how an anti-racism approach can refine implementation science’s contributions to health equity research from Derek Griffith, PhD, in this presentation he gave as part of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation’s 2021 Proposal Development Bootcamp.
St. Louis Magazine features the research of Washington University D&I researchers Dr. Rupa Patel and Dr. Alex Ramsey and their quest to understand: How can we use what we already know to make people healthier?