4th Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC 2017):
Implementation Mechanisms: What Makes Implementation Work and Why?

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Pre-Conference: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time Session Presenters Presentation
7:30-8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30-12:00 Implementation Development Workshops
10:30-12:00 Implementation Development Workshop-Part 2
12:00-1:30 Registration & Lunch (on your own)
1:30-5:00 Pre-Conference Workshops
Workshop 1  Donna Spiegelman  “An Overview of Old and New Design and Analysis Methods for Causal Inference in Implementation Research”
Workshop 2  Byron Powell & Greg Aarons  “Using Concept Mapping in Implementation Science and Practice: Methods, Applications, and Opportunities”
Workshop 3 Nancy McDonald, Helen Best, Ron Gengler, Dan Fox, Matthew Ditty, Maria Monroe-DeVita “Capacity Building to Sustain Implementation of EBPs: Perspectives from the Macro, Meso, and Micro Levels”
1:30-3:00 Pre-Conference Student Workshop
Workshop 4  “Finding and Securing D&I Research Funding for Students and Post-Docs”  Shannon Dorsey, Cara Lewis, Christopher Kemp, Kayne Mettert, Elena Navarro


Day 1: Friday, September 8, 2017

Time Session Presenters Presentation
7:00-8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00-9:00 Opening Remarks Cameo Stanick
Plenary 1 Cara Lewis, Nate Williams, David Chambers “Systematic Review of D&I Mechanisms in Health”
 9:00-10:00 Plenary IGNITE talks, Chair: Bianca Albers
1. Bianca Albers, “How Policy Contexts Disable Implementation”
2. Debra Kaysen, “Bringing the “Bookmobile” Model to Mental Health: Use of Mobile Therapists to Extend Access to Cognitive Processing Therapy in Eastern Congo”
3. Shannon Dorsey, “Supervising EBT: What Content do Workplace-Based Supervisors Cover and What Techniques Do They Use?”
4. Robert Franks, “Mechanisms of Intermediary Organizations to Facilitate Successful Implementation: Case Studies”
5. Clayton Cook, “Brief Theoretically-Informed Pre-Implementation Intervention to Enhance Teachers’ Implementation Intentions and Behaviors: A Double-Blind Experiment”
6. Geetha Gopalan, “Skills for Developing and Maintaining Community-Partnerships for Implementation Research in Children’s Behavioral Health: Implications for Research Infrastructure and Training of Early Career Investigators”
7. Laura Murray, “What is Working in GLOBAL implementation research: A Focus on Instrumentation Development, Adaptation and Use”
Breakout A1 Poster Teasers
Breakout A2

One Size Does Not Fit All: Tailoring and Adapting to Meet the Needs of Unique Implementation Contexts”

Discussant: Shannon Dorsey

“Differential Cultural Adaptation Designs: A Relevant Methodological Approach to Empirically Test the Differential Implementation Feasibility and Efficacy of Cultural Adapted Interventions”

Gabriela Lopez-Zeron, J. Ruben Parra-Cardona, Cris Sullivan and Deborah Bybee


“Capacity Building in LMIC through Adapting Implementation Frameworks and Adopting EBPs”

Jacquie Brown


“Key CFIR Factors in the Implementation of Interventions for the Prevention and Control of Typhoid Fever in Low and Middle Income Countries”

Melanie Barwick, Raluca Barac, Michelle Gaffey, Daina Als, Amruta Radhakrishnan and Zulfiqar Bhutta

Breakout A3

“Development of Pragmatic and Useful Implementation Measurement Instruments”

Discussant: Laura Damschroder


 “Development and Testing of a Brief EBP Implementation Intentions Scale using Rasch Analysis” 

Joanna Moullin, Mark Ehrhart, Elisa Torres and Gregory Aarons

 “Advancing the Pragmatic Measures Construct and Three New Measures of Implementation Outcomes” 

Cameo Stanick & Byron Powell

 “Advancing the Pragmatic Measures Construct and Three New Measures of Implementation Outcomes”

Bryan Weiner

“A Systems Approach Towards the Identification of Implementation Success” 

Arno Parolini, Wei Wu Tan and Aron Shlonsky

Breakout A4

“Mixed Methods Strategies for Assessing Prevention Program Sustainment” 

Chair: Lawrence Palinkas

Discussant: Lisa Saldana

“A Case-Oriented, Qualitative Approach to Understanding Predictors of Prevention Program Sustainment”

Brittany Rhoades Cooper, Angie Funaiole, Louise Parker, & Laura Hill

“Sustainability of Prevention Programs and Initiatives: A Community Building Framework”

Suzanne Spear, Lawrence Palinkas, Sapna Mendon, Juan Villamar, C. Hendricks Brown

“Identifying Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Sustainment of Evidence-Based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs”

Sapna Mendon, Lawrence Palinkas, Suzanne Spear, Juan Villamar, C. Hendricks Brown

“Development of a System for Measuring Sustainment of Prevention Programs and Initiatives”

Lawrence Palinkas, Suzanne Spear, Sapna Mendon, Juan Villamar, & C. Hendricks Brown

11:45-1:00 Lunch
 Breakout  B1

Changing One Heart and Mind at a Time: Individual-Level Determinants and Strategies”

Discussant: David Mandell

“Determinants Affecting Delivery of Early Specialised Vocational Rehabilitation to People with Traumatic Brain Injury in the National Health Service (NHS)” 

Jain Holmes, Kate Radford, Pip Logan, Jose Antonio Merchán-Baeza and Julie Phillips

“Mediation Analysis of the Efficacy of a Training and Technical Assistance Implementation Strategy on Intention to Implement a Couple-based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention” 

Timothy Hunt

“The Relationship Between Several Staff-Reported Mechanism of Change Measures and an Independently Rated Measure of Implementation Integrity”

Bryan Garner, David Kaiser, Mike Bradshaw, Liz Ball, Alyssa Wolfe, Jay Ford, Mark Zehner, Heather Gotham, Traci Rieckmann, Michael Chaple, Kate Speck, Denna Vandersloot, Mat Roosa and Steve Martino

Breakout B2

Novel Methods for Identifying Key Implementation Strategies”

Discussant: Enola Proctor

“Necessary and Sufficient Implementation Strategies: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Strategies to Increase Evidence-Based Hepatitis C Treatment in the Veterans Administration” 

Vera Yakovchenko, Shari Rogal, Rachel Gonzalez, Angela Park, Timothy R. Morgan and Matthew J. Chinman

“Mapping Implementation Strategies in Complex Interventions: A Protocol for Process Evaluation”

Alexis Huynh, Erin Finley, Melissa Farmer, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry and Alison Hamilton

“A Qualitative Comparative Analysis Study of Strategies for the Successful Implementation of Cancer Survivorship Care Plans in Practice” 

Sarah Birken, Sara Jacobs, Jamiyla Bolton, Alecia Clary, Miriam Tardif-Douglin and Shampa Bernstein

Breakout B3

“Testing the Limits: Applying and Adapting Implementation Frameworks for New Purposes”

Discussant: Rachel Tabak

“Combining Theories, Process Models, and Frameworks to Guide Implementation”

Sobia Khan, Shusmita Rashid, Julia Moore, Melissa Courvoisier and Sharon Straus

“Importance and Feasibility of a Revised Compilation of Implementation Strategies to Support Education Sector Behavioral Health”

Aaron Lyon, Clayton Cook, Jill Locke, Chayna Davis, Byron Powell and Thomas Waltz

“Qualitative Research in Implementation Science (QUALRIS): Strong Methods for Strong Science”

Alison Hamilton, Deborah Cohen, Benjamin Crabtree, Laura Damschroder, Jennifer Leeman, Deborah Padgett, Lawrence Palinkas, Borsika Rabin, Heather Schacht Reisinger and Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts

Breakout  B4

Enthusiasm, Failure, Learning and Time: 3 Projects, 3 Settings, 1 Treatment: Assessing the Mechanisms and Determinants of Sustainment of Dialectical Behavior Therapy”

Chair: Kate Comtois

Discussant: Helen Best

Setting up Programs for Success: Selecting and Preparing Agencies for DBT Training”

Helen Best, Shawna Weave, Carrie Comeau, Ronnie Rubin, Nancy McDonald, Susan Velaquez

“Long Term Sustainment in Community Behavioral Health with Ever Changing Funding and Mandates”

Helen Best, Shawna Weave, Carrie Comeau, Ronnie Rubin, Nancy McDonald, Susan Velaquez

“Distilling Determinants: 4 Hospitals, 9 Units, 5 Years, 1 System”


Helen Best, Shawna Weave, Carrie Comeau, Ronnie Rubin, Nancy McDonald, Susan Velaquez

 2:15-2:30  Break
Breakout C1

Will Technology Set Us Free? Digital Tools to Support the Implementation of Effective Practices”

 Discussant: David Atkins

“Outcomes and Sustainability of a Medication Reconciliation Electronic Health Record Tool Implemented Within an Infectious Disease Clinic”

Travis Lovejoy, Scott Ragland, Kathleen Adams, Victoria Church, Stephanie Tallett, Mimi Ferraro, Anthony Sayers, Patricia Holahan and Blake Lesselroth

“The Collaborative Development of an Electronic Health Record Registry Tool to Support Implementation of Collaborative Care for Perinatal Depression”

Ian Bennett, Rachel Gold, Amy Bauer, Mindy Vredevoogd, Marla Dearing, Mary Middendorf and Perry Foley

“Can an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Promote Implementation Quality and Fidelity in Children’s Behavioral Health? Results of a Randomized Study”

Eric Bruns, Alyssa Hook, Isabella Esposito, Elizabeth Parker, April Sather and Kelly Hyde

Breakout C2

Multiple Paths to Fidelity: Measurement Approaches for Planning and Evaluating the Success of Implementation Initiatives”

Discussant: Bryce McLeod

“Using Direct Observation to Guide Implementation Facilitation”

Bo Kim, Christopher J Miller, Mark S Bauer and A Rani Elwy

“Providers as Co-Reviewers in Fidelity Assessments of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams: Establishing Feasibility and Acceptability”

Maria Monroe-DeVita, Lorna Moser, Sarah Kopelovich, Roselyn Peterson, Stacy Smith and MacKenzie Hughes

“Process Evaluation of the Transform-Us! Program to Promote Children’s Physical Activity and Reduce Sedentary Behaviour”

Harriet Koorts, Anna Timperio, Gavin Abbott, Lauren Arundell, Nicky Ridgers, Ester Cerin, Helen Brown, Robin Daly, David Dunstan, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Claire Hume, Mai Chinapaw, Lauren Sheppard, Marj Moodie, Kylie Hesketh and Jo Salmon

Breakout C3

There is No Implementation without Adaptation: Tailoring Strategies to Context”

Discussant: Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

“Systematic Multi-Method Documentation of Adaptations in Five Health System Interventions”

Borsika Rabin, Marina McCreight and Russell Glasgow

“Adapting Early Implementation Efforts to Local Contexts: Development of a Transdiagnostic Intervention for Common Adolescent Mental Health Difficulties in Indian Schools”

Maya Boustani, Daniel Michelson, Rachana Parikh, Aneeha Singh, Resham Gellatly, Bruce Chorpita, Christopher Fairburn and Vikram Patel

“Context Before Implementation: Decision Makers’ Views of a Peer-Led Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness in Supportive Housing”

Leopoldo J. Cabassa & Ana Stefancic

“Stakeholder Perspectives on Inner- and Outer-Context Factors Impacting the Implementation of Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Suicide”

Cathleen Willging, Amy Green, Mary Ramos, Daniel Shattuck and Lara Gunderson

Breakout C4

“Identifying Implementation Mechanisms that Affect Uptake of Interventions for Children with ASD in Public Service Systems” 

Chair: Aubyn Stahmer

Discussant: Greg Aarons

Characterizing Implementation Mechanisms in Community Effectiveness trials: Applying the EPIS Framework to Two Large-Scale Autism Trials”

Lauren Brookman-Frazee & Aubyn Stahmer

Organizational Climate and Leadership in Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions for ASD”

Nicole Stadnick, Colby Chlebowski, & Lauren Brookman-Frazee

Mapping Leadership Structures in Special Education Programs to Tailor Leadership Intervention”

Jessica Suhrheinrich & Kelsey Dickinson

Testing a Multi-level Implementation Model for Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for ASD (TEAMS): Methods and Interventions”

Aubyn Stahmer & Lauren Brookman-Frazee

3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:15 Plenary 2 JoAnn Kirchner “Using Facilitation to Implement Clinical Innovations: Conceptual Foundations, Evidence Base, and Applications”
5:15-5:30 Break
5:30-7:30 Reception & Poster Session
7:30 Group Dinner


Day 2: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time Session Presentation Presenters
7:00-8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00-8:45 Updates on SIRC Initiatives Cara Lewis, Aaron Lyon, Doyanne Darnell, Sara Landes, Kate Comtois
 8:45-10:00 Plenary 3 Marie Johnston “Mechanisms of Behavior Change Techniques”
 10:00-10:30 Break
 Breakout D1

Connecting Research to Policy for Enhanced Implementation”

Discussant: Caryn Blitz

“Political Party, Ideology, and Variations in Research Dissemination Preferences and Research Use Practices among US State Legislators”

Jonathan Purtle, Elizabeth Dodson and Ross Brownson

“Adapting the Stages of Implementation Completion Measure for Health Policy Interventions”

Jennifer Leeman, Allison Myers, Kathleen Knocke and Mian Wang

“Breaking Down Evidence-Based Practices for State Policy: Using a Common Elements Approach in Progress Note Documentation as an Indicator of Adherence”

Sarah Walker, Georganna Sedlar, Jessica Leith, Lucy Berliner, Paul Davis and Eric Trupin

Breakout  D2

Will the Real Implementation Facilitation Please Stand Up? Facilitation as an Effective, Multifaceted Implementation Strategy”

Discussant: Amy Kilbourne

“Why is External Facilitation Effective as an Implementation Strategy? Evidence for Tailoring to the Learning Capacity of Primary Care Practices”

Michael Parchman, Clarissa Hsu and Katherine Coleman

“Time and Cost of “Extreme” Implementation Facilitation to Address Challenging Clinical Contexts”

Mona J. Ritchie, Chuan-Fen Liu, James C. Townsend, Jeffery A. Pitcock and JoAnn E. Kirchner

“Using External and Internal Facilitation as Implementation Strategies for Improving Delivery of a Collaborative Care Model in 45 Community-based Practices: Evidence from the ADEPT Study”

Shawna N. Smith, Julia Kyle, Mark Bauer, Daniel Eisenberg, Michelle Barbaresso, Celeste Liebrecht, Katherine Prenovost and Amy M. Kilbourne

Breakout D3

Influencing and Evaluating Systems to Drive Implementation”

Discussant: Byron Powell

“A Systems-Contextual Evaluation of Implementation of an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention Within a Public Health Framework”

Suzanne Kerns, Cathea Carey, Jessica Leith, Victor Rodriguez, Sebrena Chambers and Scott Waller

“Testing the Getting To Outcomes Implementation Support Strategy to Facilitate the Use of an Evidence-Vased Practice in VA Homeless Programs”

Matthew Chinman, Sharon McCarthy, Gordon Hannah, Thomas Byrne and David Smelson

“Systems Consultation: A Novel Implementation Strategy for Adopting Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care”

Andrew Quanbeck

Breakout D4

“Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence Based Practices in Military Settings: Three Approaches from Policy and Intermediary Perspectives”

Chair: Kate Comtois

Discussant: Kate Comtois

“Practice Based Implementation Network: Facilitating Psychological Health Clinical Practice Change”

Kate Comtois, Kate McGraw, Robert Ciulla, Laura Neely, Adam Walsh, Greg Brown

“A Public Health Approach: Translation and Implementation of Non-Clinical Practices for Suicide Prevention in the Military”

Kate Comtois, Kate McGraw, Robert Ciulla, Laura Neely, Adam Walsh, Greg Brown

Developing and Evaluating a System for Consensus Decision-Making for Prioritizing Evidence-Based Practices for Dissemination and Implementation in Very Large Systems: A Collaboration with the Department of Defense for Suicide Prevention”

Kate Comtois, Kate McGraw, Robert Ciulla, Laura Neely, Adam Walsh, Greg Brown

11:45-1:00 Lunch
Breakout E1

Tailoring Evaluation through Innovative Methodologies: Utilizing Social Network Analysis and Mixed Methods to Expand Network Reach”

Discussant: Alicia Bunger

“Development of a Provider Network Survey to Operationalize and Measure a Network Weaving Implementation Strategy”

A. Rani Elwy, Bo Kim, Dorothy Plumb, Shihwe Wang, Allen Gifford, Steven Asch, Jill Bormann, Brian Mittman, Thomas Valente and Lawrence Palinkas

“Exploring Network Interventions as a Mechanism for MBC Implementation”

Elena Navarro, Cara Lewis and Alicia Bunger

“Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Implementation of Routine Depression Screening Followed by Suicide Risk Assessment in 3 Primary Care Clinics”

Julie E Richards, Amy K Lee, Gwen T Lapham, Emily C Williams, Carol E Achtmeyer, Rebecca L Parrish, Ryan M Caldeiro, Evette J Ludman, Bradley Steinfeld and Katharine A Bradley

Breakout E2

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: The Future of Implementation is Digital”

Discussant: David Patterson

“Automated Reporting on Therapist’s Fidelity to Motivational Interviewing: Technology Overview and Pilot Feasibility Results”

David Atkins

“Computer-Facilitated 5A’s for Tobacco Addiction: Using Technology to Promote Implementation and Fidelity”

Jason Satterfield, Steve Gregorich, Nicholas Alvarado, Ricardo Munoz and Maya Vijayaraghavan

“Implementation Pilot Study Results: Social Determinants of Health Data Tools in Community Health Centers”

Rachel Gold, Erika Cottrell, Arwen Bunce, Celine Hollombe, Katie Dambrun, Mary Middendorf, Edward Mossman, Stuart Cowburn, Maria Zambrano, Gerardo Melgar and Peter Mahr

Breakout E3

“Changing Practice in Behavioral Healthcare: Supporting Clinicians and Teams Through Different Points of Entry”

Discussant: Laura Murray

“Successes and Challenges in Delivering Consultation in Evidence-based Psychotherapies”
David Riggs
“A Comparison of Two Learning Collaborative Strategies to Support Newly Trained Clinicians in Delivering Cognitive Processing Therapy”

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Matthew Beristianos, Norman Shields, Kera Mallard, Tasoula Masina, Rachel Haine-Schalgel, Christopher Miller, Michael Suvak, Clara Johnson, Patricia K. Carreño and Candice Monson

“Creating System Change: A State-Initiated Rollout of the R3 Supervisor-Targeted Practice Change Model” 

Lisa Saldana, Patti Chamberlain and Jason Chapman

Breakout  E4

“Use of Evidence in Mental Health Treatment and Clinical Decision-Making”

Chair: Alayna Park

Discussant: Bruce Chorpita


 “Interactions Between Organizational and Clinician Constructs as Predictors of Therapist Use of Evidence-Based and Non-Evidence-Based Practices”

Bruce Chorpita, Emily Becker-Haimes, Alayna Park, Kimberly Becker

 “Unintended Consequences of Evidence-Based Treatment Policy Reform”

Bruce Chorpita, Emily Becker-Haimes, Alayna Park, Kimberly Becker

 “Coordinated Knowledge Systems: Enhancing the Use of Evidence in Clinical Decision Making”

Bruce Chorpita, Emily Becker-Haimes, Alayna Park, Kimberly Becker

 2:15-2:30  Break
Breakout F1

Systems Over Programs? Organizational Determinants in Implementation”

Discussant: Greg Aarons


“What Comprises ‘Organizational Context’ in Implementation Research? A Systematic Integrative Review”

Shelly-Anne Li, Melanie Barwick, Lianne Jeffs and Bonnie Stevens

“Bringing Evidence-Based Interventions Into the Schools: The Impact of Organizational Factors on Implementation Success”

Hannah Frank, Lisa Saldana, Philip Kendall and Holle Schaper

“Organizational-Level Factors that Predict Implementation of an Autism Evidence-based Intervention in Public Schools”

Jill Locke, Cristine Oh, Rinad Beidas, Steven Marcus, Aaron Lyon, Gregory Aarons, Aubyn Stahmer, Shannon Dorsey and David Mandell

“Effects of Training and Organizational Factors on Staff Turnover in a Large-Scale Implementation Initiative”

Laurel Brabson & Amy Herschell

Breakout F2

“Virtual External Facilitation to Enhance Implementation of Suicide Prevention Outreach in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Partnered Research Outcomes and Perspectives from Various Stakeholders”

Chair: Sara Landes

Discussant: JoAnn Kirchner

 “National Implementation of a Suicide Prevention Outreach Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Perspectives from an Operational Partner”

JoAnn E. Kirchner, Aaron Eagan, Sara J. Landes, Kaily Cannizzaro

 “Randomized Program Evaluation of National Implementation of a Suicide Prevention Outreach Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Initial Outcomes and Experiences in Partnered Research”

JoAnn E. Kirchner, Aaron Eagan, Sara J. Landes, Kaily Cannizzaro

 “Virtual External Facilitation to Support Implementation of a Suicide Prevention Outreach Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Facilitation Activities and a Facilitator’s Experience”

JoAnn E. Kirchner, Aaron Eagan, Sara J. Landes, Kaily Cannizzaro

Breakout F3

Provider-Level Change Mechanisms Affecting Implementation Momentum”

Discussant: Clayton Cook

“Does Implementation of Evidence-Based Recommendations for Classroom Management Impact Teacher Stress?”

Rachel Oulette & Stacy L. Frazier

 “Stuck At the Beginning: How The Absence of A Change Mechanism Can Influence Implementation”

Teresa Damush

“Stressed Out: Examining Work-Stress Reduction as Mechanism for Improved Implementation”

Madeline Larson, Clayton Cook, Aria Fiat and Aaron Lyon

Breakout F4

“Unpacking Context: Examining the Role of System-Contextual Factors within Complex Change Initiatives”

Chair: Suzanne Kerns

Discussant: John Landsverk

“When Implementation can’t Wait: Focusing on the Impact of Context”

John Landsverk, Suzanne Kerns, Michael Pullman, Barb Putnam, Alicia Bunger, Jason Lang, Christian Connell, Kyle Barrette

“Transforming a Plan into Real Practice Change: The Role and Influence of Child Welfare Supervisors in Implementation”

John Landsverk, Suzanne Kerns, Michael Pullman, Barb Putnam, Alicia Bunger, Jason Lang, Christian Connell, Kyle Barrette

 “Clinician and Agency Factors Associated with Implementation Outcomes in Learning Collaboratives”

John Landsverk, Suzanne Kerns, Michael Pullman, Barb Putnam, Alicia Bunger, Jason Lang, Christian Connell, Kyle Barrette

3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:15 Plenary 4 Laura Damschroder, Rinad Beidas, Cara Lewis, Byron Powell, & Amy Kilbourne  “Methods for Tailoring Implementation Strategies in Behavioral Health”
5:15-5:30 Awards & Closing