Creation of this list is a joint project between SIRC and the ABCT Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group (DIS SIG)

Training Institutes | Conferences | Fellowships
Psychology Internship Programs with D&I Opportunities | Graduate Training, Certification Programs, & Degree Programs

Training Institutes

Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)

Implementation Science Institute

Implementation Research Institute (IRI)

  • 2 year fellowship
  • Fellows spend one week each summer at a special institute receiving individualized mentoring to help them shape a research agenda in implementation science and prepare a competitive research grant proposal
  • George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Funded by a five year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Service, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)
  • http://cmhsr.wustl.edu/Training/IRI/Pages/ImplementationResearchTraining.aspx

Enhancing Implementation Science in VA

KT Canada Summer Institute on Knowledge Translation

Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare

  • 3 day training
  • The TEACH program is for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, librarians, and other health care professionals. It utilizes small group learning supplemented by plenary sessions.
  • Sponsored by the Section on Evidence Based Health Care, The New York Academy of Medicine
  • http://www.nyam.org/fellows-members/ebhc/

Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute

  • 5 day training institute
  • Funded through the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)
  • http://chipsfellows.com/

Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC)

Conferences

Global Implementation Conference

Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

Australian Implementation Conference

  • 2 day conference that occurs biannually
  • This conference is a place for people to come together and share their knowledge, insights, and practical experiences on how policies and practices can be implemented so as to most effectively make a real, positive, and enduring impact on people’s lives.
  • Sponsored by the Victoria State Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Griffith University, and the Institute for Safety, Compensation, and Recovery Research
  • http://www.ausimplementationconference.net.au/index.php

Guidelines International Network

  • 3 day conference
  • Location: Varies
  • The aim of this conference is to advance evidence–based guidelines as the foundation for improved quality of care; promote the scientific development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of guidelines to advance health care; enhance and integrate methodologies to facilitate high-quality, relevant guidelines.
  • Supported by the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) and the Network’s Implementation Working Group
  • http://www.g-i-n.net/conference/next-g-i-n-events

Scientist Knowledge Translation Training Workshop

  • 2 day workshop
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Intended for health science researchers across all four scientific pillars (basic, clinical, health services, population health), who have an interest in sharing research knowledge with (multiple) audiences beyond the traditional academic community, as appropriate, and in increasing the impact potential of their research.
  • Also appropriate for KT professionals, policy and decision-makers, and educators, as the focus is on the practice of KT and the universal components of knowledge translation.
  • Sponsored by SickKids
  • http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/Scientist%20Knowledge/index.html

Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group (DIS SIG; a special interest group within the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies)

  • 1/2 day workshop annually prior to the annual meeting for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Location: Varies within the US
  • See here for more: http://groupspaces.com/DISSIG/

Fellowships

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity

  • Postdoctoral training in mental health services and systems research with particular focus on the implementation of evidence based mental health care
  • Center for Mental Health Services Research at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • http://cmhsr.wustl.edu/Training/Pages/Post-DoctoralTraining.aspx

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Treatment Dissemination and Implementation Research with Children/Youth

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC),
  • David J. Kolko, Ph.D., Amy D. Herschell, Ph.D., Barbara Baumann, Ph.D., Oliver Lindhiem, Ph.D.
  • http://www.pitt.edu/~kolko/postdoc.html

Health Services/Comparative Effectiveness Research Training

Indiana Children’s Health Services Research Fellowship

Improvement Science Fellowship

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Postdoctoral Traineeship

Health Services and Outcome Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral Training in Addiction and Implementation Research

Services Effectiveness Research Program (SERP)

Prevention and Control of Cancer Post-doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • Department of Veteran Affairs, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)
  • Little Rock, AR
  • 2 years, with an option for a third year
  • Numerous implementation science faculty, including JoAnn Kirchner, Geoff Curran, Sara Landes, Rick Owen, and Jeff Pyne
  • https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16/trainingPrograms.asp

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (T32, PI: Beidas & Mandell): The academic community experience (ACE): A postdoctoral training fellowship in implementation science to promote mental health

  • Center for Mental Health Services and Policy Research (CMHPSR), Pereleman School of Medicine, University of Pennslyvania
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 1-2 years
  • Numerous implementation science faculty, including Rinad Beidas, David Mandell, and Steve Marcus
  • http://www.cmhpsr.org/trainees/
  • Additional project-specific and policy-oriented postdoctoral opportunities available at CMHPSR (see link above)

Psychology Internship Programs with D&I Opportunities

Duke University Medical Center

  • Durham, NC
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Zach Rosenthal, Laura Weisberg
  • D&I Opportunities: Amount of research time during internship may depend on rotations

University of California at San Francisco

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Department of Psychiatry

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Vancouver, BC
  • D&I Opportunities: Half-day set aside for research during internship

Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology

  • Portland, OR

University of Washington

  • Seattle, WA
  • Track: Adult, Child
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Kate Comtois, Shannon Dorsey
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities for research involvement during internship

Palo Alto VA

  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Tracks: National Center for PTSD, HSR&D rotations
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research:D&I Opportunities: One of 4 rotations may be in clinical research
    • National Center for PTSD:  Joe Ruzek, Sara Landes, Craig Rosen, Marylene Cloitre, Afsoon Eftekhari
    • Health Services Research & Development: Ken Weingardt 

Boston Consortium

  • Boston, MA
  • Track: Women’s health rotation at the National Center for PTSD
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman

Medical University of South Carolina

  • Charleston, SC
  • Tracks: Adult, child
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research:
    • Child-focused track: Rochelle Hanson, Michael de Arellano
    • Adult-focused track: Connie Best, Ken Ruggiero, Elizabeth Santa Ana, Peter Tuerk
  • D&I Opportunities:
    • Child-focused track: Strong focus on getting trauma-focused EBTs into community settings
    • Adult-focused track: Recent projects on telemental health. Several web-based products for clinician training have been developed here.

Yale University Medical School

  • New Haven, CT
  • Tracks: The Consultation Center, Substance abuse, other adult rotations
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Steve Martino
  • D&I Opportunities:
    • Consultation Center track: Implementation projects on EBT at underserved and nontraditional settings (e.g., schools)
    • Substance Abuse track and other adult rotations: Amount of research time during internship may depend on rotations

VA Connecticut, West Haven

  • West Haven, CT
  • Tracks: General Mental Health, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Health Psychology
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Steve Martino
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities for research on internship may be available depending on rotations

Mississippi Psychology Residency Training Program

  • Jackson, MS
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Scott Coffey, Julie Schumacher
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities to do training; program evaluation; effectiveness research in community substance abuse treatment settings

Brown University Medical School

  • Providence, RI
  • Track: Adult clinical
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Dan Squires, Brian Borsari, Richard Brown
  • D&I Opportunities: Clinical research rotations involve interns in ongoing faculty research. Options exist to become involved in independent research with faculty supervision.

University of California at San Diego

  • San Diego, CA
  • Track: VA rotation
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Ruthlyn Fox
  • D&I Opportunities: Opportunities for research on internship may be available

University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Chicago, IL
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Tracks: Adult and child tracks both include individualized training plan with research component
  • Faculty Involved in D&I or Health Services Research: Marc Atkins, Tara Mehta, Dana Rusch, Liza Suarez
  • D&I Opportunities: 20% clinical research time. Several investigators involved in dissemination or implementation work.

Graduate Training, Certification Programs, & Degree Programs

UCSF Online Implementation Science Training Program

Certificate Program in Implementation and Dissemination Science

Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research, Implementation Science Track

Ph.D. Program in Health Services Research and Policy

  • 5 year program
  • Program Mission: To produce cross-disciplinary researchers who translate basic social science theories into clinically and policy relevant explanations and applications for health care issues.
  • University of Rochester sponsored by University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Program is funded by a training grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/phd/health-services-research/

Ph.D. Program in Translational Health Sciences

  • 4-6 year program
  • George Washington University
  • Graduates of the Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences will be prepared to create, translate, disseminate and integrate new knowledge across disciplines to improve health care practice, inform future research, and shape policies.
  • https://smhs.gwu.edu/translational-health-sciences/

Master of Health Care Delivery Science – Dartmouth College

PhD Program in Implementation Science

University of Wisconsin Health Services Research and Healthcare Quality Improvement Training Program

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health, concentration in Implementation Science

Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate

  • 5 day professional development course

University of Connecticut

  • Courses in development
  • Jeffrey Fisher, PhD, Director of the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)

Course at University of Alabama, Birmingham for MPH students

  • Dissemination and Implementation in Health course
    • Instructor: Wynne Norton

Courses at the University of Toronto

  • Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation Department
  • Course: Knowledge Translation and Information Behaviour in Health Care (HAD5729H)
    • Instructor: Anu MacIntosh-Murray (anu.macintosh@utoronto.ca)
    • Course: Knowledge Transfer and Exchange: The Art and Science of Making Research Relevant and Increasing Utilization (HAD5727H)

Implementation Science in Health Care

  • One week – 2 credits

Postgraduate Certificate in Implementation Science

  • 1 year program – 30 credits

Implementation Science Master Class

  • 2 days
  • Was offered Summer 2017 and is planned for September 2018
  • King’s College, London, UK

Introducing Research Implementation and Knowledge Transfer in Health Services

Knowledge Utilization Studies Program (KUSP)

Implementation in Health Care

  • 7.5 credits towards Master’s degree
  • Annual master level course offered in Linköping University, Sweden
  • Course is in Swedish

Implementation – Theory and Application

Implementation – Theory and Application

  • 5 credits
  • Web-based course that was offered in spring 2014
  • Course was in Swedish
  • Linköping University, in association with Umeå University and Gothenburg University

Public Health Intervention and Implementation Research

  • 7.5 credits towards PhD degree
  • Annual PhD course offered at Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Evidence and Implementation in Health Care

  • 15 credits
  • Course is in Swedish
  • Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Implementation of Knowledge in Practice

  • 7.5 credits towards Master degree
  • Course started in fall 2014 offered at Dalarna University, Sweden
  • Course is in Swedish

Implementation research

  • Danish Nursing Association (DASYS), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Was Offered in November 2015

PhD programs with D&I Opportunities

If you have a training opportunity you would like to see listed or more information about one above, please email sirc@uw.edu.