Dissemination & Implementation Research: An Introductory Workshop for Investigators
Dates: April 29 – 30, 2024
time: 1:00 – 5:00PM (CST) each day
Where: Virtual via Zoom
REgistration now open
Admission fee: $500

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
  • 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.

Limited partial scholarship opportunities are available to students. Email dandi@wustl.edu with a justification about why you are requesting a scholarship (200 word max).

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