Dissemination & Implementation Research: An Introductory Workshop for Investigators
Dates: April 29 – 30, 2024
Where: Virtual via Zoom
REgistration opens: friday – march 15, 2024
Admission fees: $500, scholarship opportunities available

According to the National Institutes of Health, closing the gap between research discovery and clinical and community practice is both a complex challenge and an absolute necessity if we are to ensure that all populations benefit from the nation’s investments in scientific discoveries. To that end, Elvin Geng, MD, MPH, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation has joined forces with a few Institute Faculty Scholars to help WashU offer a new workshop to stimulate the minds of D&I students from novice to well-versed practitioner.

While new credit-conferring courses are now available for interested investigators, not all have the ability or level of interest to commit to a semester-long course. To meet the needs of a broad audience, we offer this short, two-day, virtual workshop.

Who can attend:

We seek participants at any professional stage, from pre and post-doctoral candidates to junior and more established faculty. We hope to draw from a broad range of content areas. In addition, we would like to draw investigators from earlier translational steps (e.g., bench-to-bedside) that may not traditionally consider implementation science relevant. Registration is limited.

What you’ll learn:

At the end of the two-day course, participants will

  • be familiar with the foundational motives for D&I research
  • be familiar with key perspectives and methods in analyzing implementation gaps
  • be familiar with approaches to creating strategies to overcome those gaps
  • be exposed to emerging concepts of context, adaptation, and emerging methods emphasizing external validity

Presenters include:

  • Elvin Geng, MD, MPH
  • Stephanie Mazzucca-Ragan, PhD
  • Byron Powell, PhD, LCSW
  • Allison King, MD, MPH, PhD
  • Ross Brownson, PhD
  • Ana Baumann, PhD
  • Rachel Tabak, PhD
  • Aaloke Mody, MD
  • Rebecca Lengnick-Hall, MSW, PhD, MPAff
  • Catherine Schwarz, MPP
  • Ashley Sturm, MA

In addition to knowledge of D&I, this course is meant to also link investigators who are otherwise unconnected with each other to build a more connected community engaged in D&I. This community can also provide mutually enforcing professional and content support for each other, to make D&I “stick” over time.

Participants will be provided with an agenda as well as a syllabus, presentation recording and a number of readings before the course in preparation. The live zoom sessions will include engaging discussion.

No credit will be conferred.

Scholarship opportunities are available! Email dandi@wustl.edu for more details.

Questions about the workshop? Email Karlee Kreienkamp (k.kreienkamp@wustl.edu).