Extending the reach and relevance of epidemiology through implementation science
There is an enormous translational gap from scientific discovery to real world practice. Dissemination and implementation science serves to address this gap by studying 1) the active uptake of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience and 2) the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions and change practice patterns within specific settings. This symposium will serve as a brief introduction to dissemination and implementation science through case examples. The goal is to demonstrate examples of how epidemiologists can make their work more translatable and meaningful to decision makers, as well as integrating epidemiology within the field of dissemination and implementation science. Four case examples would feature global public health and disparities, clinical settings through learning health systems, genomics and precision medicine, and systems modeling.
Gila Neta, National Cancer Institute
Ana Diez Roux, Drexel University
Brian Mittman, Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Muin Khoury, National Cancer Institute / CDC
Ross Hammond, Brookings Institute
Ross Brownson, Washington University in St. Louis