What is Implementation Science? An Introduction to the Field
Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH
Associate Professor, Dept. of Socioedical Sciences Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health
Director, Implementation Science Initiative at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
While we have made tremendous scientific progress in public health and medicine, there is a large gap between research and practice. It takes 15 to 20 years for scientific knowledge and discoveries to translate into evidence-based policies and programs that impact widespread population health, with implications for health equity. Implementation science seeks to eliminate this gap and facilitate the successful dissemination, implementation and sustainability of evidence-based programs, practices, guidelines, and interventions. This webinar will introduce trainees to core approaches, concepts, and methods from the field of Implementation Science, with applied examples from a range of chronic diseases.