IS-2 2022 Scholar Cohort Announced

The IS-2 program is thrilled to introduce our newest Scholars! The exceptional group of researchers will begin their 2-year mentored training program in D&I Science this summer. See below for a complete list of investigators joining the 2022 cohort. 2022 IS-2 Scholar Cohort SCHOLAR NAME (a-z) INSTITUTION Daniel Amante, PhD, MPH UMass Chan Medical School […]

IS-2 at the 14th Annual Conference on the Science of D&I in Health

The 14th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, will be hosted December 14-16, 2021. This year’s conference theme – Broadening Horizons for Impact: Incorporating Multisectoral Approaches into D&I Science – highlights the importance of incorporating within studies, attention to the […]

PUBLICATION: Comparative effectiveness of clinical and community-based approaches to healthy weight

IS-2 Scholar, Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPH, (2020 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in Pediatrics – Comparative effectiveness of clinical and community-based approaches to healthy weight. Abstract Objectives The objective was to evaluate if 2 pediatric weight management interventions delivered to Hispanic, low-income children (one in a health center the other in a Young […]

GRANT: Kwan Awarded U2C

IS-2 Scholar, Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH, (2020 Cohort) was recently awarded a U2C from the National Cancer Institute entitled “OPTimIzing engageMent in discovery of molecular evolution of low grade glioma (OPTIMUM)” with MPIs Elizabeth B. Clause, PhD, MD, (Contact PI) and Roel Verhaak, PhD. Abstract Lower grade (World Health Organization (WHO) grade II/III) glioma (LGG), a […]

PUBLICATION: Perceptions of Using Multiple Mobile Health Devices to Support Self-Management Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

IS-2 Scholar, Allison Lewinski, PhD, MPH, RN, (2021 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship – Perceptions of Using Multiple Mobile Health Devices to Support Self-Management Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. Abstract Purpose This study identified facilitators and barriers pertaining to the use of multiple […]

GRANT: Jaja Awarded R21

IS-2 Scholar, Cheedy Jaja, PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, (2020 Cohort) was recently awarded an R21 from the National Human Genome Research Institute entitled “Integrating Nurse Champion Model for Group Reproductive Genetic Counseling for Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathies into Primary Care: A Pilot Implementation Science Study.” Abstract Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a significant contributor to child […]

GRANT: Merchant Awarded R21

IS-2 Scholar, Roland (Clay) Merchant, MD, MPH, ScDis, (2020 Cohort) was recently awarded an R21 from the National Institute of Nursing Research entitled “Development of a model to implement guideline-concordant STI/HIV healthcare and screening for adolescents in the pediatric emergency department.” Abstract Project summary Adolescents (13-17 year-olds) in the United States (US) are at high risk […]

PUBLICATION: Hypertension in Guatemala’s Public Primary Care System: A Needs Assessment Using the Health System Building Blocks Framework

IS-2 Scholar, Meredith Fort, PhD, MPH, (2021 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in the BMC Health Services Research – Hypertension in Guatemala’s Public Primary Care System: A Needs Assessment Using the Health System Building Blocks Framework. IS-2 Core Faculty Member, Russ Glasgow, PhD, was also a co-author on the publication. Abstract Background Uncontrolled hypertension […]

PUBLICATION: Expressed and unexpressed social needs in low-income adults in the U.S

IS-2 Scholar, Niko Verdecias, DrPH, MPH, (2020 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in Health and Social Care in the Community  – Expressed and unexpressed social needs in low-income adults in the U.S. Abstract Many healthcare organisations are now routinely screening patients for social needs such as food and housing. It is largely […]

GRANT: Fitzsimmons-Craft Awarded R34

IS-2 Scholar, Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD, FAED, (2020 Cohort) was recently awarded an R34 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) entitled “Development and Pilot Testing of a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-Guided Self-Help Mobile App for the Post-Acute Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.” Abstract Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a costly and life-threatening illness. Patients with severe AN are often […]

PUBLICATION: Fluctuations in barriers to medication treatment for opioid use disorder prescribing over the course of a one-year external facilitation intervention

IS-2 Scholar, Allison Gustavson, DPT, PhD, (2020 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in the Addiction Science and Clinical Practice – Fluctuations in barriers to medication treatment for opioid use disorder prescribing over the course of a one-year external facilitation intervention. Abstract Background The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is invested in expanding access to medication […]

PUBLICATION: Healthcare workers’ perspectives on coronavirus testing availability: a cross sectional survey

IS-2 Scholar, Elena Byhoff, MD, MSc, (2021 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in the BMC Health Services Research – Healthcare workers’ perspectives on coronavirus testing availability: a cross sectional survey. Abstract Background Studies on the impact of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID) for healthcare workers (HCWs) rarely include the full spectrum of hospital workers, […]

PUBLICATION: Telehealth was beneficial during COVID-19 for older Americans: A qualitative study with physicians

IS-2 Scholar, Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScDis, (2020 Cohort) was senior author of the recently published work in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society – Telehealth was beneficial during COVID-19 for older Americans: A qualitative study with physicians. Abstract Background Individuals aged 65 and older face unique barriers to adoption of telehealth, and the coronavirus disease 2019 […]

GRANT: Jaja Awarded R21

IS-2 Scholar, Cheedy Jaja, PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, (2020 Cohort) was recently awarded an R21 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) entitled “The Nurse Champion Model for Sickle Cell Disease Early Diagnosis and Care Access.” Abstract Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a major contributor to child morbidity and mortality. […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 IS-2 Cohort

The Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) at Washington University in St. Louis is a mentored training program for faculty interested in applying dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods and strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease and address health inequities. Scholars should be early-career to mid-career researchers who want to pursue D&I research in […]

WashU Awarded Grant for Training the Next Generation of Researchers in Implementation Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $838,500 to Washington University in St. Louis to train researchers to find ways improve the adoption of evidence-based practices to reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. The annual, five-day training and ongoing mentoring for post-doctoral researchers aims to shorten the gap between research results […]