Professors Jennifer Pellowski and Omar Galárraga chosen for a competitive NIH Implementation Science Training Program

Jennifer Pellowski, PhD, Assistant Professor if Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Omar Galárraga, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, have been selected for an NIH training program at The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).  The program is a semester long online training course that culminates in a 2 day in-person workshop in January in Bethesda. The  application process is very competitive and they are 2 of the 54 investigators who were chosen nationwide. 

"One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize population health and healthcare delivery and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation seeks to address this gap by understanding how to create, evaluate, report, disseminate, and integrate evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease in clinical and public health practice settings." 

Meissner, H.I., Glasgow, R.E., Vinson, C.A. et al. The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health. Implementation Sci 8