This December, more than 1,200 individuals will convene in the nation’s capital to ensure that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities.

Keynote Address


The Fearless Health Care Organization: Creating Psychological Safety for Learning and Implementation

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Amy Edmondson, Ph.D.

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management - Harvard Business School

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, an endowe... Read Bio

2019 Conference Theme


Raising the Bar on the Rigor, Relevance, and Rapidity of Dissemination and Implementation Science

As we continue to work collaboratively to enhance the research agenda supporting the dissemination and implementation of evidence and evidence-based interventions, we recognize the importance of reaching for ever greater improvements in the way in which science is conducted.  We need our armamentarium of valid and reliable measures and research designs to grow in their quantity and quality. We need to ensure that the research questions we ask within our studies are as relevant to the multiple community, practice and policy stakeholders for whom our work is intended to benefit.  And we need to improve the efficiency and pace at which our studies are conducted and our study findings are applied in healthcare and community practice.

This year’s conference theme, Raising the Bar on the Rigor, Relevance, and Rapidity of Dissemination and Implementation Science, is intended to help us map the way forward for improvements in the development, execution and application of D&I science.

Featured Speakers


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Greg Aarons, Ph.D.

Professor - University of California San Diego

Gregory Aarons, PhD is a clinical and organizational psychologist, professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, an... Read Bio

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Daniel Almirall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - University of Michigan

Daniel Almirall is Associate Professor in the Institute for Social Research and the Department of Statistics a... Read Bio

Rinad Beidas
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Rinad Beidas, Ph.D.

Director, Implementation Research - University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Beidas is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School... Read Bio

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Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor - UT Southwestern Medical Center

Simon Craddock Lee is a medical anthropologist with postgraduate training in cancer control and prevention. Read Bio

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Laura Damschroder, M.P.H., M.S.

Research Investigator - Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research

Laura Damschroder is an implementation researcher, with the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Re... Read Bio

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Maria Fernandez, Ph.D.

Professor - University of Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Fernandez is the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professor in Health and Medicine, a Professor of Health Promotio... Read Bio

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Sara Landes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Sara J. Landes, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Behavioral Health QUERI, a core investigator with the So... Read Bio

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Peter Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Peter Margolis, M.D., Ph.D., is Cincinnati Children’s Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director of the James M. ... Read Bio

Gila Neta

Gila Neta, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Program Director for Implementation Science - National Cancer Institute

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP is an Epidemiologist and Program Director for the Implementation Science Team in the Offic... Read Bio

Enola Proctor
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Enola Proctor, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institue for Public Health - Washington University

Dr. Proctor’s teaching and research are motivated by the question, how do we ensure that people receive the ve... Read Bio

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Rohit Ramaswamy, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor - UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy is a professor who applies tools and methods of implementation and improvement science to ... Read Bio

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Lisa Saldana, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist - Oregon Social Learning Center

Lisa Saldana has a doctorate in clinical psychology with a research and clinical emphasis in child welfare pop... Read Bio

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Bryan Weiner, Ph.D.

Professor, Global Health Professor and Health Services - University of Washington

Bryan Weiner, Ph.D., is Professor, Department of Global Health and Department of Health Services, at the Unive... Read Bio

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Merrick Zwarenstein, M.D.

Director - Western University

Merrick Zwarenstein has an MD, Masters Degrees in Microbiology and in Community Health, and a PhD degree in Ep... Read Bio

2019 LMIC Scholarships


We are pleased to announce that several scholarships will be awarded to help cover travel expenses for select presenters from low and middle income countries (LMICs) to attend the conference.

Residents of a low or middle income country (as identified in the contact information of abstract submissions) who've had their abstract accepted (podium or poster), are qualified for a scholarship. Winners will be notified in early September (no application process), just after abstract notifications are sent out, and will receive travel reimbursement up to $1,000 USD as well as a complimentary registration to the conference. Note: awards given by NCI must focus on cancer.

Sponsored by AcademyHealth, the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Global Health, and Fogarty International Center’s Center for Global Health Studies.

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