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.
How Health Departments Can Offer More Programs That Work (Links to an external site)
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.
Institute contributes to study identifying 8 novel competencies for implementation science (Links to an external site)
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.
Call for D&I Pilot and Small Grant Applications! (Links to an external site)
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.
Study considers social determinants of health (Links to an external site)
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.
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.
WashU D&I Center funds several projects (Links to an external site)
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.
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.
Can digital health tools help lower cancer risk in rural communities? (Links to an external site)
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.
WashU teams partner to demonstrate how implementation science can improve health services and change communities (Links to an external site)
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.
Rapid Cycle Add-On (RAD) funding allows researchers to add D&I to existing projects (Links to an external site)
Offered by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, RAD funding boosts research projects in multiple ways.
New Associate Director named for WashU’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation (Links to an external site)
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.
How St. Louis is working to end the HIV epidemic (Links to an external site)
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.
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.
Study on vaccine preferences shows breaking down population by preference is important to meeting needs of the unvaccinated public (Links to an external site)
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.
Watch now: Moving Anti-racism in Implementation Science from the Margins to the Center (Links to an external site)
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.
Wash U researchers aim to put papers into action (Links to an external site)
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?
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.
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.