Implementation Science Working Group

In partnership with Massachusetts General Brigham and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Community Engagement program hosts monthly meetings of the Implementation Science Working Group (ISWG), which brings together investigators and trainees at any stage in their careers to share ideas and learn about the field of implementation science. Monthly offerings include methods and topical sessions as well as opportunities for information sharing, community building, and skills development. Through these activities, ISWG seeks to build collaborations among researchers who are engaging in implementation science research.

If you’re interested in joining our working group, email community@catalyst.harvard.edu to sign up for our mailing list.

2023 & 2024 ISWG Meetings

Implementation Science Networking Session
September 19, 2023 | 4:00pm ET

Overview of Implementation Science Theories, Models and Frameworks for Intervention Development, Deployment and Evaluation
October 17, 2023 | 4:00pm ET
Speakers: Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD | Karen Emmons, PhD | Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD | Lydia Pace, MD, MPH
View recording of the overview of implementation science theories, models and frameworks here.

Advanced Implementation Science Theories and Frameworks: PRISM
December 5, 2023 | 4:00pm ET
Speakers: Christina Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW | Samantha Harden, PhD
View recording of the overview of advanced implementation science theories, models and frameworks here.

The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) 2.0
February 20, 2024 | 4:00pm ET
Speakers: Shari Rogal, MD, MPH | Caitlin Reardon, MPH

Past ISWG Meetings

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Implementation Science Networking for Collaboration
September 20, 2022 | 4:00pm

Implementation Outcomes: Overview of What and How to Measure
October 18, 2022 | 4:00pm
Speaker: Karen Emmons, PhD
View the recording for overview of what and how to measure here.

Works in Progress Focused on Implementation Outcomes and Measure
November 15, 2022 | 4:00pm
Project 1: Community-Focused Patient Navigation Initiative
Speakers: Sarah Pohl, MPH | Emma Green, MSW
Project 2: First Heroes Group Randomized Controlled Trial
Speaker: Rachel Whooten, MD

What makes a successful Implementation Research Grant Proposal? Perspectives from the Current, Prior, & Past Chair of the NIH SIHH/DIRH Study Section
December 20, 2022 | 4:00pm
Speakers: Jeremiah Brown, PhD | Heather Brandt, PhD | Steve Bartels, MD, MS
View recording of what makes a successful IS research grant proposal here.

Implementation Research Update: Characterizing, Evaluating, and Measuring Implementation Strategies
January 17, 2023 | 4:00pm
Speaker: Byron Powell, PhD, LCSW
View recording of implementation research update here.

Works in Progress Focused on Implementation Strategies
February 21, 2023 | 4:00pm
Project 1 Speaker: Lydia Pace, MD, MPH
Project 2 Speaker: Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD

Implementation Science Study Designs: Overview of Types
March 21, 2023 | 4:00pm
Speaker: Nancy Haff, MD | Rebekka Lee, ScD
View recording of implementation science study designs here.

Works in Progress Focused on Implementation Science Study Design
April 18, 2023 | 4:00pm
Project 1 Speaker: Amantia Ametaj, PhD
Project 2 Speaker: Suzanne Bertisch, MD

End of Year Network Session
May 16, 2023 | 4:00pm

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

In fall 2021, the ISWG focused on implementation science and health equity:

Frameworks for Implementation Science & Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 4:00pm
Amy Huebschmann, MD
View recording for frameworks for implementation science and health equity here.

Methods for Implementation Science & Health Equity
October 19, 2021 | 4:00pm
Michele Allen, MD, MS | Brooke Cunningham, MD, MPH | Luis Ortega, MEd
View recording for methods for implementation science and health equity here.

NIH Perspectives on Implementation Science & Health Equity
November 16, 2021 | 4:00pm
April Oh, PhD, MPH | Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH

Grant Review Workshop
December 21, 2021 | 3:00pm

In winter 2022, the ISWG will focus on health behavior implementation research and sustainment:

Rapid, Responsive and Relevant” Implementation Methods in Health Behavior Research
January 18, 2022 | 4:00pm
Steve Bartels, MD, MS | Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD | Brian Mittman, PhD

Critical Issues in Dynamic Sustainment of Evidence-based Interventions: Applying theory and mechanisms
February 15, 2022 | 4:00pm
Steve Bartels, MD, MS | Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD | David Chambers, DPhil

Grant Review Workshop
March 15, 2022 | 3:30pm
You can submit details of your grant for the workshop here.

In spring 2022, the ISWG will focus on de-implementation:

Models/frameworks used to study de-implementation | Part I
April 19, 2022 | 4:00pm
Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD | Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD | Virginia McKay, PhD, MA

Models/frameworks used to study de-implementation | Part II
May 17, 2022 | 4:00pm
Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD | Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD | Callie Walsh-Bailey, MPH

Grant Review Workshop
June 21, 2022 | 4pm
You can submit details of your grant for the workshop here.