Implementation Science Discussion Groups, 2022-2023

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Implementation Science Discussion Groups, 2022-2023

Join us every month for an opportunity to discuss key topics and papers with peers and experts in the field of implementation science!

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About this event

  • 45 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This year we are moving away from the previously used Remo platform, to Zoom. The discussion group will follow the format of:

  • 5 min - Intro
  • 10 min - Presentation by Author/Speaker
  • 30 min - Q&A and Discussion (with possible breakout rooms)

2022-2023 Schedule

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December 7th, 2022: Adaptations

This session will feature Dr. Jodi Summers Holtrop.

Jodi will discuss the nuances and complexities of adaptations, and they will describe considerations to better capture and characterize the impact of intervention adaptations.

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Jodi Summers Holtrop, PhD, MCHES, is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and a Senior Implementation Scientist and Associate Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Research Program at the Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has extensive experience as an implementation scientist, qualitative and mixed methods researcher, health educator and practice-based research director. She has been the Principal Investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 and R18, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grants and Co-Investigator and methods lead for many NIH and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute grants. Her research focus includes methods development in implementation research as well as interventions to promote healthy behaviors in primary care. Her current research includes studies on obesity prevention and management, diabetes management, and integrated behavioral and mental health care. Dr. Holtrop provides mentoring to many students, fellows and faculty, including multiple K awards. She teaches the courses Designs and Mixed Methods in Implementation Research in the University of Colorado’s Dissemination and Implementation Graduate Certificate Program and the Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Health Research course in the University of Colorado Clinical Sciences Graduate Program. She also maintains her certification as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) with expertise in patient education and health behavior change, including motivational interviewing, which are applied to intervention development in programs and approaches in a variety of settings.

January 25th: Longevity of Innovations

This session will feature Dr. Deena Hamza.


Past Sessions

October 25th, 2022: Behaviour Change

Dr. Andrea Patey discussed Implementation Science and Health Professional behaviour change: what they are and the value of using a behaviour science perspective in implementation science.

Dr. Andrea Patey is a Senior Clinical Research Associate within the Centre for Implementation Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor at both School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa and School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University. She holds a PhD in Health Psychology from City, University of London. Her research sits at the intersection of behaviour sciences and implementation research applying psychological theory and methods to explain and change health professional behaviours across a range of clinical settings.

November 14th: Planning for Sustainability

Dr. Celia Laur & Zeenat Ladak discussed the nuances of sustaining interventions.

Celia Laur, PhD, works at the intersection of research and practice. She is Scientific Lead of the Office of Spread and Scale at Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV), and Assistant Professor (Status) at the University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. In these roles she works to advance and apply implementation science, focusing on how to sustain, spread and scale effective interventions.

Zeenat Ladak is a Health System Impact Fellow at Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and a PhD student at the University of Toronto. At WIHV, Zeenat is involved in the national scale of initiatives at different stages of development, from initial design through to established networks. Her research and career interests surround maternal and child care and implementation-science informed strategies to put research into practice.