ONLINE: Go Big or Go Home? Designs and Methods for Studying Scale Up and Spread

April 07, 2020
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

After much thought and discussion regarding the precautions that Washington University is putting into place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to make this an online event. Please register to access the event via Zoom.

As part of the Dissemination & Implementation Seminar Series, Geoffrey Curran will host an online seminar from 12- 1 p.m. He will discuss the designs and methods for studying scale-up and spread. We’ll look at the US VA QUERI: 4 Phase Pipeline Framework, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Framework for Going to Full-Scale, and both testing and doing scale-up.

20 Years in Implementation Science Conversation

Sign-up for a special online conversation from 8-9 a.m. with Geoffrey Curran. Dr. Curran will discuss his career in D&I science and share insights on career development.

Space for this conversation is limited and registration is required. A link and password to join online will be provided to attendees in their registration confirmation email.

About the speaker

Geoffrey Curran, PhD
Director, Center for Implementation Research Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Research Health Scientist, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Dr. Curran was trained as a medical sociologist. He began his career looking at the complex etiology of substance use disorders and published several papers on the intersection of social and psychological factors in the development of problem substance use. Later, Dr. Curran became interested in health services research and began to investigate predictors of treatment engagement and outcomes for substance use disorders. In addition to this line of research, Dr. Curran simultaneously developed his research interests in the diffusion of innovation in mental health and primary care settings.


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Event Sponsors: Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, Mentored Training in Implementation Science, and the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISCCC)