Center builds bridges in African implementation science

Several dissemination and implementation specialists from WashU recently convened in S. Africa for a training session that will set the stage for a new South African hub of WashU’s HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH-IRI).

Center offers casual monthly collaboration for anyone interested in implementation science

Written by Kim Furlow and Ashley Sturm, Center for Dissemination and Implementation The Center for Dissemination and Implementation invites those who have a new interest in or who are entrenched in implementation science to visit the monthly WUNDIR Café. WUNDIR stands for Washington University Network of Dissemination and Implementation Researchers and is a team that […]

Call for Pilot and Small Grant Applications!

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health calls for grant applications for 2023 Pilot Projects Program and Small Grants Program. Our center’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 […]

Can digital health tools help lower cancer risk in rural communities?

Faculty Scholar & primary investigator, Maura Kemper 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’s Center for Dissemination & Implementation.

Call for grant applications!

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health calls for grant applications for its 2022 Pilot Projects Program and Small Grants Program. Our center’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 […]

Center assists in forming new initiative focused on infectious diseases

The Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation, the Brown School and the School of Medicine’s Infectious Disease Division at Washington University in St. Louis have collaborated to launch the Infectious Disease Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative. “The time is right for a collaborative effort in implementation science and a broad swath of […]

Two studies receive “RAD” funding

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has awarded Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) awards to two research studies in order to rapidly respond to untapped opportunities in D&I. Our center’s Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) grants fund up to $20,000 in direct costs and enable researchers doing clinical or effectiveness research […]

Study assesses the impact of policy changes on HIV treatment for all

Prior to recent shifts in global policy, in Zambia and many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, people living with HIV were only treated once their disease had progressed to a point where it caused some degree of immunosuppression or they had complications of HIV like tuberculosis. In the past five to seven years, policies to […]

New HIGH IRI training program focuses on intersection between D&I Science and Infectious Diseases

Researchers at the post-doctoral or junior faculty level who are interested in Infectious Disease, HIV and Global Health now have a new, world-class training and mentorship opportunity. Hosted by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health Implementation […]

Study on vaccine preferences shows breaking down population by preference is important to meeting needs of the unvaccinated public

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. The study, entitled, “Preferences for COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategies in the […]

2020 in review: Center for Dissemination & Implementation and partners fund seven projects

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health didn’t let 2020 dampen its efforts to fund vital research projects. A total of $144,070 has been awarded via CDI’s Pilot/Small Grants programs and its Rapid Add-On (RAD) funding program to seven projects each led by Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. Two […]

Center for Dissemination and Implementation Awards Rapid Add-On (RAD) Funding

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation has awarded $15,000 in Rapid Add-on Funding to the following study, which centers on the impact of a lapse in education to Pakistani and Afghani children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RAD funding mechanism enables investigators to rapidly “add-on” measurements or pilot data collection to an existing observational or experimental research […]

Modeling tool informs local epidemiological projections

The end of shelter-in-place policies in Missouri has led to a new wave of uncertainty about the future: Will the epidemic get worse? If so, how quickly? And if it gets worse, how quickly will we know and how bad will it get? LEMMA is a simple compartmental model using an Approximately Bayesian Computation approach […]

View Dissemination & Implementation Videos

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation has been active in on-campus events, talks and activities. Videos representing talks by center staff and Faculty Scholars are available here: How to Engage with Policymakers a workshop for academics with Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSWDr. Prusaczyk draws on her experience as a health and aging policy fellow to discuss how […]

D&I Spotlight: Beth Prusaczyk explains D&I Science & how she uses it

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at the Institute for Public Health and Beth Prusacyk, PhD, MSW,  Institute faculty scholar & instructor of medicine in the Division of General Medical Sciences “It’s the wonkiest science of science,” says Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, Institute of Public Health Faculty Scholar and Dissemination and Implementation Science practitioner. She gets […]