The Department of Implementation Science will focus on three core areas of inquiry and translation: 

  • The use of health services research to identify opportunities for improved care delivery, prioritizing organizational, health systems, and policy gaps and solutions. 
  • Identifying efficacious, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to implementing the best and most promising health care and public health practices. 
  • Testing implementation and dissemination strategies to more efficiently and effectively translate evidence-based strategies into real world clinical and population health settings.

The integration of our research findings into clinical settings improves the health of our communities, region, and nation. Our strengths in pragmatic trials, cluster randomized trials, qualitative methodology, stakeholder engagement, digital health, organizational theory, and behavior support our Academic Learning Health System.  

Members of our department work collaboratively across our institution's nationally recognized centers: 

Center for Biomedical Informatics and Systems Biology  Center for Healthcare Innovation  
Center for Substance Abuse and Addiction 
Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (iDAPT)
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity 
Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention 

Our faculty engage in global health research in Romania, Sweden, Hungary, China, Guatemala, and Nigeria. 

Global Health Research Imp Science