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Implementation Science

Implementation science is the study of systematic methods to promote the uptake of evidence-based practices into routine practice, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of health services. At Northwestern, faculty from CHSOR and the newly established Center for Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between evidence and practice. Our growing cohort of multi-disciplinary experts is using real-world data to understand practice gaps and barriers as well as facilitators to implementation. Specifically, the cohort is leading large hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials and leveraging cutting-edge methods such as human-centered design, implementation mapping and clinical ethnography to improve intervention fit and increase the rate of scale-up.

Faculty

Ackermann, Ronald T

Ackermann, Ronald T

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

Bio

My work focuses on ways to improve health and healthcare through the efficient coordination of health promotion and disease prevention activities across healthcare and community settings. I am conside... [more]

Becker, Sara J

Becker, Sara J

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences

Cameron, Kenzie A

Cameron, Kenzie A

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Medical Education, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Bio

Dr. Cameron is a health services researcher who has a background in communication and health behavior theory, with a particular focus on health communication and social influence. Her interests includ... [more]

Carroll, Allison J

Carroll, Allison J

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Franklin, Patricia D

Franklin, Patricia D

Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Orthopaedic Surgery

Bio

I serve as Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Following a residency in Preventive Medicine, I completed a fellowship in Heal... [more]

Graham, Andrea

Graham, Andrea

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Bio

Dr. Graham's program of research focuses on using online/mobile technologies for screening, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity among youth, adults, and families, and on evaluati... [more]

Jordan, Neil

Jordan, Neil

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry) and Preventive Medicine

Bio

Dr. Jordan's work spans several areas, including quality and cost of care for persons with chronic illnesses, financing and outcomes of mental health and child welfare services, and health economics.

Lagu, Tara

Lagu, Tara

Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Medical Social Sciences

O'Leary, Kevin J

O'Leary, Kevin J

Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Bio

Kevin is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Associate Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director for Quality for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the founding ... [more]

Rafferty, Miriam R

Rafferty, Miriam R

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bio

I earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis and my Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago... [more]

Stey, Anne M

Stey, Anne M

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care)

Wallia, Amisha

Wallia, Amisha

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Bio

My clinical research is focused on the disease state of diabetes mellitus, with application to high risk populations such as solid organ transplant patients. My research portfolio includes retrospecti... [more]

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