Key Publications


Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide.

Peters, D. H., Tran, N. T., & Adam, T. (2013). Implementation research in health: a practical guide. World Health Organization.

A Guide to Implementation Research in the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.

World Health Organization. (‎2016)‎. A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. World Health Organization. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO

Implementation Science Overview

Breda J. et al. (2019) One size does not fit all: implementation of interventions for non-communicable diseases BMJ. 367:l6434

Bauer M. et al. (2015). An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialist. BMC Psychology. 16(3):32. 

Proctor, EK. et al. (2012). Writing implementation research grant proposals: 10 key ingredients. Implementation Science. 7:96.   

Glasgow R, et al. (2012). National Institutes of Health Approaches to Dissemination and Implementation Science: Current and Future Directions. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7): 1274-1281.  

Tinkle M. et al. (2013). Dissemination and Implementation Research Funded by the US National Institutes of Health, 2005-2012.  Nursing Research and Practice, 2013: Article ID 909606.   

Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Proctor EK. (2018). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice (2nd ed). New York: Oxford University Press, Inc. 

Straus S, Tetroe J, Graham I. (2013). Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice. Wiley-Blackwell.  

Peters David H, Adam Taghreed, Alonge Olakunle, Agyepong Irene Akua, Tran Nhan. Implementation research: what it is and how to do it BMJ 2013; 347 :f6753 

World Health Organization. (2019). Strengthening capacity for noncommunicable disease implementation research in the WHO European Region. Available here.

Fidelity and Adaptation

Gonzales Castro F, Yasui M. (2017). Advances in EBI Development for Diverse Populations: Towards a Science of Intervention Adaption. Prevention Science, 18:623-629. 

Allen J, Shelton R, Emmons K, Linnan L. (2018). Fidelity and Its Relationship to Implementation Effectiveness, Adaptation, and Dissemination (Chapter 16). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York; Oxford University Press. 

Baumann A, Cabassa L, Wiltsey-Stirman S. (2018) Adaptation in Dissemination and Implementations Science (Chapter 17). Brownson R et al. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York; Oxford University Press. 

Rabin BA, McCreight M, Battaglia C, et al. (2018). Systematic, Multimethod Assessment of Adaptations Across Four Diverse Health Systems Interventions. Frontiers in Public Health, 6:102. 

Stirman SW, Miller CJ, Toder K, Calloway C. (2013). Development of a framework and coding system for modifications and adaptations of evidence-based interventions. Implementation Science, 2013(8). 10.1186/1748-5908-8-65 

Gonzales N. (2017). Expanding the Cultural Adaptation Framework for Population-Level Impact. Prevention Science, 18(6) 689-693.  

Models, Theories, and Frameworks

Tabak R. et al. (2013).  Models in dissemination and implementation research: useful tools in public health services and systems research. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2:1. 

Nilsen P. (2015). Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implementation Science, 10:53. 

Damschroder L, et al. (2009). Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science, 4:50. 

Aarons G, et al. (2014). Mixed-methods study of a conceptual model of evidence-based intervention sustainment across multiple public-sector service settings. Implementation Science, 9:183. 

Glasgow R. et al. (1999). Evaluating the Public Health Impact of Health Promotion Interventions: The RE-AIM Framework. American Journal of Public Health, 89:9.  

Measurement and Evaluation

Lewis A, Procotr EK, Brownson R. (2018). Measurement Issues in Dissemination and Implementation Research (Chapter 14). Brownson R. et al. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Proctor E, et al. (2011). Outcomes for Implementation Research: Conceptual Distinctions, Measurement Challenges, and Research Agenda. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38:65-76. 

Chaudoir SR, and Dugan AG. (2011). Dissemination and implementation measurement compendium: A systematic review of structural, organizational, provider, patient, and innovation level measures. Report submitted to Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science; Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention; University of Connecticut. 

Rabin B, et al. (2016). Measurement resources for dissemination and implementation research in health. Implementation Science, 11:42. 

Martinez R, Lewis C, Weiner B. (2014). Instrumentation issues in implementation science. Implementation Science, 9:118 

Research Design

Brown, CH, et al. (2017). An overview of research and evaluation designs for dissemination and implementation. Annual Review of Public Health, 38:1-22. 

Curran G, et al. (2012). Effectiveness- implementation Hybrid Designs: Combining Elements of Clinical Effectives and Implementation Research to Enhance Public Health Impact. Medical Care, 50(3): 217-226. 

Creswell JW, Klassen AC, Plano Clark VL, and Smith KC for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Best practices for mixed methods research in the health sciences. (2011). National Institutes of Health. 

Palinkas L, et al. (2011). Mixed Method Designs in Implementation Research. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38:44-53.  

Implementation Strategies

Brown, CH, et al. (2017). An overview of research and evaluation designs for dissemination and implementation. Annual Review of Public Health, 38:1-22. 

 Curran G, et al. (2012). Effectiveness- implementation Hybrid Designs: Combining Elements of Clinical Effectives and Implementation Research to Enhance Public Health Impact. Medical Care, 50(3): 217-226. 

Creswell JW, Klassen AC, Plano Clark VL, and Smith KC for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Best practices for mixed methods research in the health sciences. (2011). National Institutes of Health. 

Palinkas L, et al. (2011). Mixed Method Designs in Implementation Research. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38:44-53.  

Dissemination

Ross-Hellauer, T., Tennant, J. P., Banelytė, V., Gorogh, E., Luzi, D., Kraker, P., … & Vignoli, M. (2020). Ten simple rules for innovative dissemination of research

Darnell et al. (2017). A content analysis of dissemination and implementation science resource initiatives: what types of resources do they offer to advance the field? Implementation Science, 12(137). 

Sustainability and Scale-Up

Chambers et al. (2013). The dynamic sustainability framework: addressing the paradox of sustainment amid ongoing change. Implementation Science, 8(117).  

De-adoption/De-implementation

Niven et al. (2015). Towards understanding the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices: a scoping review. BMC Medicine, 13(255).   

Norton et al. (2017). Studying de-implementation in health: an analysis of funded research grants. Implementation Science, 12(144). 

Brownson et al. (2015). Understanding Mis-implementation in Public Health Practice. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 48(5): 543-551. 

Wang et al. (2018). Working smarter not harder: Coupling implementation to de-implementation. Healthcare, 6(2):104-107.PD De-implementation and implementation 

Grantsmanship Articles

Brownson et al. (2015). Concocting that Magic Elixir: Successful Grant Application Writing in Dissemination and Implementation Research. Clinical and Translational Science, 8(6):710-716. 

Pinnock et al. (2017). Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Statement. BMJ, 356(9). 

Wilson et al. (2017). Enhancing the reporting of implementation research. Implementation Science, 12(13):1-9.   

Crable et al. (2018). Standardizing an approach to the evaluation of implementation science proposals. Implementation Science, 13(71). 

Proctor, E.K., Powell, B.J., Baumann, A.A. et al. Writing implementation research grant proposals: ten key ingredients. Implementation Sci 7, 96 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-96  

13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Journal:

Implementation Research and Practice

Publications:

Aligning implementation and user-centered design strategies to enhance the impact of health services: results from a concept mapping study. (Dopp et al., 2020)

Use of Human-Centered Design to Improve Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in Low-Resource Communities: Protocol for Studies Applying a Framework to Assess Usability (Lyon et al., 2019)

A scoping review of strategies for financing the implementation of evidence-based practices in behavioral health systems: State of the literature and future directions. (Dopp et al., 2020)

The implementation leadership scale (ILS): development of a brief measure of unit level implementation leadership (Aarons et al., 2014)

Forging a link between mentoring and collaboration: a new training model for implementation science (Luke et al., 2016)

Integrating implementation science in clinical research to maximize public health impact: a call for the reporting and alignment of implementation strategy use with implementation outcomes in clinical research (Rudd et al., 2020)

The micropolitics of implementation; a qualitative study exploring the impact of power, authority, and influence when implementing change in healthcare teams (Rogers et al. 2020)

User-centered Design for Improving Fit Among Evidence-based Practices, Contexts, and Strategies for Implementation (link to a Google Doc full of resources)

The Blueprint – the Paradigm Project’s newsletter that examines equity, community engagement in research, and innovations in data and methods.

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