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 […]

Washington University shows D&I pride at international conference

If you were on Twitter during the week of September 13-14, you must have seen the handles #impsci and #SIRC2019 heavily trading, especially in Seattle. That’s because a number of us were attending the 5th Biannual Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), hosted at the University of Washington. SIRC’s mission is to facilitate the communication […]

Childhood Obesity Treatment

Written by Paola Montalvo Ayala, coordinator & Matthew Brown, (former) manager of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Family-Based Treatment for Childhood Obesity (FBT) is a behavioral weight control intervention for children with obesity. Despite its recognized efficacy, it is mainly available in specialty clinics. Due to barriers posed by fragmentation of care and lack […]

Center for Dissemination & Implementation awards four pilot project grants

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) Seed Funding Program annually awards funding  to multiple projects to help advance D&I research. The awards are managed by the CDI, and funded in part or fully by various partners. These seed funding awards are designed […]

Third annual Dissemination and Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp

On April 5, 2017 the Center for Dissemination and Implementation held its third annual Dissemination and Implementation Proposal Development Bootcamp. The bootcamp is designed to stimulate the development of innovative grant proposals in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science and to prepare researchers to compete successfully for grant funding.  Dr. Mark McGovern of Stanford University kicked off the […]

More than just the endgame: The role of implementation science for early-stage innovations in behavioral health

Written by Alex Ramsey, instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine Implementation science has generally been viewed as the final step in the research translation process and only in the context of long-standing and well-validated interventions. There is reason to believe, however, that we should be considering implementation issues earlier in the […]

Center for Dissemination & Implementation Partners Fund Seven Projects

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation pilot and small grants program at the Institute for Public Health announces funding for seven projects. Two are co-funded by our Center for Global Health, two fully funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine, and three are fully funded by our Center for […]

Implementation science and health disparities: The quality gap is still here

Racial and ethnic minorities in the United States continue to face serious mental health care disparities, receiving lower quality care and completing treatment less often than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. (1,2) Mental health care disparities are complex, in large part because factors that contribute to disparities occur at a variety of levels and include  individuals, families, […]

Resources for dissemination & implementation science

Here are some of our favorite resources for Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Science from the Institute’s Center for Dissemination & Implementation. We hope you’ll find them helpful. VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Implementation Guide The VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Implementation Guide is a multi-purpose trail map toward formative evaluation, methods, applying theory, diagnosing gaps, […]

Scaling up cancer prevention

Vice-President Biden has recently called for renewed efforts to address the burden and growing impact of cancer in the US and worldwide. Over 12 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Refining strategies to implement and sustain cancer prevention interventions that are established as effective to reduce cancer incidence offers the best […]

Inherent challenges to conducting D&I research in aging

It is hard to imagine a field of study that would not benefit from incorporating dissemination and implementation (D&I) into its strategic plan and foci. Many fields such as medicine and public health have already done so and have furthered not only their own fields but have also improved the science of D&I. However, despite […]

Training those “lost in translation”

Written by Ross C. Brownson, PhD, inaugural Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the Brown School; and Maggie Padek Kalman, MPH, MSW, project coordinator in the Prevention Research Center at the Brown School “Knowledge is like fine wine. The researcher brews it, the scientific paper bottles it, the peer review […]

Video explains: “What is D&I?”

Written by April Houston, MSW/MPH, graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis Our new video explains the emerging field of dissemination and implementation, aka D&I: what it is, and why it’s so important.

Center for Dissemination & Implementation funds five pilot projects

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) at the Institute for Public Health recently awarded funding for five pilot projects to help advance D&I research. Improving foodborne illness surveillance and reporting through new technology PI: Jenine K. HarrisFood poisoning is widespread, costly, and preventable. Food poisoning reports by consumers and healthcare providers identify more serious violations […]

Faculty featured as leaders in new efforts to promote dissemination and implementation

A new toolkit for dissemination and implementation (D&I), developed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), prominently features the work of several Washington University in St. Louis faculty members. In particular, the book Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice, was used as an organizing framework for the toolkit. Learn more about the […]