Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation
Dissemination and implementation science - a rapidly growing field - examines the process by which scientific evidence is implemented in clinical settings and communities. Our team works with researchers to help design and evaluate evidence-based interventions – with a focus on addressing health equity.
We achieve this through genuine community engagement throughout the research process using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods and by leveraging academic-community partnerships throughout upstate New York. We are also developing capacity-building efforts and educational programs to train and empower the workforce.
The UR CTSI’s equity-focused dissemination and implementation (EQ-DI) function promotes and supports collaboration and team science, working with engaged stakeholders, community members and researchers from across the University of Rochester and the region, to accelerate translational science and improve population health.
Does your research proposal qualify as D&I science? Need help formulating your D&I research aims, design, etc.? The UR CTSI’s EQ-DI function offers consultations through our Research Methods Forum and other group-based consultations and function co-leaders are available for consultation.
Request a consultation via the UR CTSI Research Help Desk.
We also offer two funding opportunities: Our pipeline-to-pilot award provides up to $10,000 for EQ-DI research planning activities and our mini-grant provides up to $2,000 to support a wide range of EQ-DI research-related activities that do not require de novo IRB approval.
Pipeline-to-Pilot Award | Mini-Grant
The fall 2021 EQ-DI webinar series covers a variety of topics, including some lessons learned from the EQ-DI Pipeline-to-Pilot Award.
||Title and Presenter
|November 10, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
||Implementation Challenges in Rural Settings: What is the Measure of Equity?, presented by Katia Noyes, Ph.D., MPH, professor and director of the Division of Health Services Policy and Practice at the School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo.
|November 17, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
||Introduction to Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs, presented by Sara J. Landes, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, core faculty of the UAMS Center for Implementation Research.
|November 24, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
||Planning for an Inpatient Medical-Legal Partnership: Lessons Learned from the Inaugural EQ-DI Pipeline-to-Pilot Award, presented by Clare Park, D.O., assistant professor of Hospital Medicine at URMC; and Mahala Schlagman M.D., assistant professor of General Medicine at URMC.
||Title and Presenter
|April 20, 2021
||Opportunities to Advance Research on Health Equity & Sustainability in Implementation Science, by Rachel C. Shelton, Sc.D., MPH, associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University.
|April 27, 2021
||Intervention Failure? Maybe it’s Fidelity, by Wendi Cross, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at URMC.
|May 4, 2021
||State of the (Implementation) Science in Designing Intervention Feasibility and Pilot Studies, by James McMahon, PhD, associate professor in the University of Rochester School of Nursing. View McMahon's slides.
||Title and Presenter
|November 11, 2020
||Science of Dissemination & Implementation and Its Adaptations in Public Health Emergencies, by Reza Yousefi Nooraie, Ph.D., M.D., associate professor of public health sciences at URMC.
|November 18, 2020
||Engaging and Linking Stakeholders Across Systems for Implementation, by Alicia Bunger M.S.W., Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Social Work at Ohio State University.
|November 25, 2020
||Promoting Health Equity using Dissemination and Implementation - Opportunities and Challenges, by Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. professor and co-director of the Research Division in the Department of Family Medicine at URMC.
Community Engagement and Health Equity
The equity-focused dissemination and implementation function engages with the URMC’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by partnering with the Health Equity Research Task Force to identify and address community health priorities.
Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H: Kevin_Fiscella@URMC.Rochester.edu
James McMahon, Ph.D. James_Mcmahon@URMC.Rochester.edu
Reza Yousefi Nooraie: M.Sc., Ph.D. Reza_Yousefi-nooraie@URMC.Rochester.edu