5 New Projects Funded

July 30, 2018

Center for Dissemination and Implementation and its Partners Fund Five New Projects

The Institute for Public Health Center for Dissemination and Implementation pilot and small grants program announces funding awards for five new projects.

Two of the grants are funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine, one is co-funded by our Global Health Center, and two are funded by our Center for Dissemination and Implementation.

Formative Research for System-Level Support to Improve Entry into HIV Treatment – Virginia McKay

The SMILE program is an evidence-based linkage to care program that helps people who are newly diagnosed with HIV get treatment. This pilot project identifies the influences of transportation access and referral networks associated with timely entry to care. It will simulate transportation networks, referral networks, and SMILE program delivery using agent-based modeling, a systems-science method, to assess the influence of transportation and referral networks on SMILE. Funding: Center for Dissemination and Implementation 

Research Assistant Professor
Community-Based Mental Health Worker Intervention for Rohingya Refugees – Anne Glowinski

This project addresses the mental health needs of Rohingya refugees that are living with high rates of depression, anxiety, and postraumatic stress sympotms as well as significant difficulties coping with daily stress. Half of the refugees are adolescent women who are home bound by cultural traditions. This project helps bring mental health care services to female refugees’ homes by explores a community mental health worker program outcomes, training, outcomes, and scale-up potential. Funding: Center for Dissemination and Implementation and the Global Health Center

Implementation of an Integrative Perinatal Depression Intervention in a High-risk Clinic – Shannon Lenze

Perinatal depression is a public health problem. This project investigates factors associated with implementation of an evidence-based psychosocial intervention to treat perinatal depression in an OB-GYN clinic setting, where women are most likely to access healthcare. The project uses feedback from patients and providers to improve acceptability and feasibility of implementation and mobile health technology to support the intervention. Funding: Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences 

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
De-Implementation of Excess Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Adult Surgical Procedures – Jason Newland

Inappropriate use of antibiotics leads to life threatening antibiotic resistant infections and Clostridium difficile infections. This study evaluates inappropriate surgical antibiotic prophylaxis among common adult surgeries. The project uncovers beliefs regarding antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance and what methods are needed to guarantee surgical antibiotic prophylaxis is used appropriately from the perspective of surgeons and other healthcare providers. Funding: Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences 

Professor, Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The Baby Bridge Program: Easing the Transition from NICU to Home – Bobbi Pineda

Baby Bridge programming aims to improve access to early therapy services following NICU discharge. This project explores whether Baby Bridge programming implemented from 2016-2018 reduced gaps in services, whether programming was accepted by families and the medical team, and what the cost of programming was. Barriers and needed adaptions are be explored across several sites, setting the stage for multisite trialing. Funding: Center for Dissemination and Implementation

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine