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.
Category: Featured Research
Student Spotlight: Callie Walsh-Bailey, MPH, doctoral candidate (Links to an external site)
Meet Callie Walsh-Bailey, MPH, doctoral student and emerging bright star on the implementation science scene.
2022 Dissemination & Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp challenges and entertains participants (Links to an external site)
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.
HIGH IRI Institute nurtures global leadership in Implementation Science (Links to an external site)
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.
IPH Faculty Scholar uses center funding & IDDI engagement to advance research (Links to an external site)
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.
Network Analysis Useful in Real-World Applications for Practitioners, Study Finds (Links to an external site)
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.
IPH Faculty Scholar helps boost program for women living with HIV (Links to an external site)
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.
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)
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)
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 […]
Commentary in Science suggests “three steps to a better pandemic response” (Links to an external site)
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.
Research team uses implementation science to positively affect breast cancer patients (Links to an external site)
Using an implementation science approach to guide a multi-level program adaptation, Housten’s team is adapting and evaluating the coordinated care model, Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone (EMBRACE), from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, to the St. Louis region.
Investigating Sickle Cell Disease (Links to an external site)
Allison A. King, MD, PhD, a highly regarded researcher at the WashU School of Medicine, is several years into her six-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her investigations into sickle cell disease.
Advancing Systems Change
Cory Bradley’s research focuses on exploring strategies for improving engagement and retention in HIV prevention and treatment, as well as health equity with an explicit focus on the contribution of anti-Black racism to health disparities.