Implementation Science Short Course

This three-day course is an introduction to understanding and applying key concepts of Implementation Science in a small group setting with individualized attention. The Short Course provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for learners to advance their in-depth understanding of the growing field of Implementation Science, while simultaneously advancing their own work and research ideas in this space. Learners will complete this course with concrete examples applying relevant Implementation Science theory to their own research area. Join us to acquire new knowledge and skills as well as meet and collaborate with other Implementation Science researchers.

May 16-18, 2019
UCSF Mission Hall
550 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Audience

The course is geared for those working in healthcare or public health settings with existing familiarity of clinical or health services research methods.  However, this audience includes practitioners and healthcare leadership in addition to more traditional investigators/researchers. We will limit enrollment to 25 learners, and there will be dedicated instruction by five core Implementation Science faculty. 

Format

The course will use a combination of didactic methods, real-time assignments (with dedicated time to work through specific content areas/topics), small groups and one-on-one faculty/learner discussions to get personalized feedback on the overall concepts as well as the application to one’s work.  

Course Material

The major content areas covered by this course include:

  • Core principles of Implementation Science
  • Identifying evidence and making the case for translation
  • Reflections on community engagement
  • Defining the evidence-practice gap in behavioral terms
  • Implementation science intervention planning: Introduction and Application of the Capability, Opportunity, and Motivation behavioral theory (COM-B)
  • Implementation science measurement and evaluation frameworks

Faculty

  • Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, MAS
    Co-Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH
    Co-Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Courtney Lyles, PhD
    Associate Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Sara Ackerman, PhD, MPH
    Associate Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Associate Professor of Social Behavioral Sciences
  • Priya Shete, MD
    Associate Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Elvin Geng, MD, MPH
    Associate Director of the UCSF Implementation Science Program, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Valy Fontil, MD, MAS
    UCSF Implementation Certificate, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Maria Garcia, MD, MPH
    UCSF Implementation Certificate, Assistant Professor of Medicine