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Designing and evaluating interventions to translate evidence into practice. Introduction to Implementation Research - Online
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Investigators who want to understand and apply implementation research (IR) methods to their research.
  • MPH, MD, PhD, DMD, Pharm. D, BSN, or equivalent clinical training or health sciences degree
Time Commitment
  • Online course work and assignments averaging 2-3 hours per week over 8 weeks.
Session dates
  • September 16 - November 11, 2020
Application due
  • 5:00pm on September 4, 2020
The application process is closed.

Introduction to Implementation Research is an online course that outlines the suite of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods that address the facilitators and barriers to the translation of evidence into practice in healthcare, i.e., the field of implementation research. Designed as an introduction to the theory and methods of implementation research, participants will have the opportunity to gain experience designing and developing a study to evaluate a healthcare implementation research question using clinical examples with a U.S.-centric focus.

Course Goals:

  • Distinguish between implementation research and other related fields; including health services research, comparative effectiveness research, and dissemination research
  • Understand how to develop implementation research interventions and evaluations
  • Identify current options for funding and career development in implementation research

Harvard Catalyst's Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current Harvard students, faculty, or current employees of Harvard University, its fifteen schools, and its nineteen academic healthcare centers.

Applicants not from an institution affiliated with Harvard Catalyst are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please email course administrators.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Catalyst Education Program's policy requires full participation and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.