Implementation Science (updated 12/21/22)
DLHS Implementation Science (IS) research initiatives align innovative informatics, global health, simulated learning, and community engagement methods that strive to improve health and healthcare in clinical and community-based settings.
Coming Soon! The DLHS Implementation Collaborative is forming the U-M Implementation Science Network!
With additional sponsorship from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), the mission of the Implementation Science Network (ISN) is to connect researchers to promote more innovative and impactful initiatives, making U-M a destination for innovative, interdisciplinary implementation science and practice in communities and health systems.
Implementation Science Network Goals
Please contact Veronica Williams if you are interested in joining the U-M Implementation Science Network communication list.
Examples of DLHS Implementation Research
DLHS implementation research initiatives identify, refine, and test implementation strategies in health system and community-based settings:
- Implementation of diabetes self-management practices in community-based settings (Gretchen Piatt)
- Sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) designs and adaptive implementation strategies to reduce health disparities in cardiovascular disease (Amy Kilbourne, DECIPHeR Initiative)
- Implementing group-based antenatal care in Ghana to improve maternal and newborn outcomes (Cheryl Moyer)
- Nurse staffing (Rama Mwenesi) and pay-for-performance implementation strategies in surgical settings (Amy Kilbourne, with the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative)
- Implementing Learning Communities for persons with bipolar disorder (Alexandra Vinson, with the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program)
- Virtual reality simulation for cardiac arrest (Vitaliy Popov) and the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Learning Community
- Data-driven methods to improve learning communities and environments (Andrew Krumm) with the Rogel Cancer Center
- Implementing precision audit-and feedback to improve practice (Zach Landis-Lewis)
- VA-focused implementation science and research related to antimicrobial stewardship (John Donnelly)
- Implementing patient engagement strategies to improve shared decision-making (Tanner Caverly)
- LHS 621: Implementation Science in Health I (3 credit courses), taught by Dr. Gretchen Piatt and Dr. John Donnelly
- LHS 721: Implementation Science in Health II (3 credit course) taught by Dr. Amy Kilbourne
VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI):
- QUERI Roadmap for Implementation and Quality Improvement
- QUERI training opportunities in implementation and evaluation science in the real-world settings
Core components of the QUERI Roadmap:
QUERI Roadmap Supports Learning Health Systems
- Problem-focused: multi-level operations input
- Flexible timelines: rapid, rigorous
- Infrastructure planning, technology, policy
- Research & QI protocols coexist
- Researcher and clinician training opportunities
- Sustainment plan (ownership) to operations