Designing and evaluating interventions to translate evidence into practice. Implementation Research - Online
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Investigators who want to understand and apply implementation research (IR) methods to their research.
  • Participants must have completed introductory courses in regression and epidemiology.
Time Commitment
  • Online course work and assignments averaging 2-3 hours per week over 8 weeks.
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
Session dates
  • July 18 - September 12, 2018
Application due
  • 5:00pm on June 22, 2018

Implementation Research is an introductory online course that covers the theory and methods used in conducting implementation research.

The conduct of real-world clinical research, often referred to as effectiveness or outcomes research, does not then guarantee the successful translation of knowledge into practice. There is a growing awareness that studies on comparative and cost effectiveness, which identify practices that will maximize quality and value, require companion work on implementation research to assure that current evidence is ultimately implemented into routine clinical practice and health policy. This course outlines the field of implementation research - the suite of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods that address the facilitators and barriers to the translation of evidence into practice.

Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current students, faculty, or employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, or its seventeen academic healthcare centers, or students at Boston College School of Nursing or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page. External applicants are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please email us.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.