CREd Library | Implementation Science Guide

What is implementation science? What role does implementation science play in advancing evidence-based practice?

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
From Small Beginnings Come Greater Goods: Applying Evidence-Based Science Beyond Publication

Dennis D. Embry
A challenge to researchers to think about science from a fresh perspective and to consider a paradigm shift for bringing evidence into practice.

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Developing an Integrated Implementation Research Agenda: Guidance from Prevailing Frameworks
Brian S. Mittman An introduction to and definition of the scope of a broad research-practice framework which sets the context for presenting the major gaps from research efficacy to implementation, and acknowledges the landscape of different approaches and confusion in terminology.
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Advancing Implementation Science: A View from the National Institute of Mental Health

David Chambers
An overview of the need, themes, progress, and funding resources for dissemination and implementation research.

Presentation Video: ASHA Convention
Five Basic Questions of Knowledge Transfer
Ray Kent Perspectives of a basic science researcher on the implementation science pipeline.

What are some frameworks and key concepts important to understanding implementation science?

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Applied Implementation Research: Addressing the “How” of Real World Practice
Renée Boothroyd An orientation to the what, who, when, and how of active implementation frameworks.
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Implementation Research: Practical Application of Frameworks and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice Implementation

Gregory Aarons
An overview of conceptual frameworks, strategies, study designs, and outcomes used in implementation science

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Implementation Research: Priority Questions and Outcomes

Enola K. Proctor
An introduction to the tools, context, strategies/processes, and measures of implementation research.

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Balancing Fidelity and Adaptation: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence

Lawrence W. Green
A consideration of three paradoxes in grappling with fidelity versus adaptation (internal validity–external validity; specificity–generalizability; and subgroup analysis–randomization), and an exploration of adaptation as a process.

What are some domains and methodologies that enhace or overlap with implementation science?

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Health Service Research: What is it?
Michael Weiner An overview of the definition of health service research, as well as key concepts, methods, and study designs in this domain.
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Community-Based Participatory Research in Implementation Science: Is it for You?

Kirsten Senturia
An overview of the principles and methods of community-based participatory research, as well case study examples of their application.

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Enhancing Dissemination through Marketing and Distribution Systems: A Vision for the Future
Matthew W. Kreuter Three propositions about the current environment and three recommendations for improving dissemination of evidence.
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Advancing the Science of Sustainability: A Dynamic Perspective
David A. Chambers An expanded definition of sustainability for an implementation context, and a challenging of historical assumptions that may impede the progress of evidence-based practice.

Are there any case studies, examples, or lessons learned from the application of implementation science approaches by CSD researchers?

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Scaling-Up Evidence-Based Practices
Robert Horner Lessons learned from efforts to scale up School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Lessons Learned About High Fidelity LEAP Replication

Phillip S. Strain
Questions to ask, strategies for identifying and measuring fidelity of key components, and considerations in setting a research agenda for scaling up and replicating an intervention.

Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Improving Treatment via Continuing Assessment—The Lidcombe Program for Childhood Stuttering
Barry Guitar Describing the development, adaptation, and future plans to scale up implementation and research on the Lidcombe Program.
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Voice Treatment for Parkinson Disease (LSVT®LOUD): Research Lab to Global Implementation
Lorraine A. Ramig The development and dissemination pathway for scaling up a behavioral treatment protocol from the research lab to global implementation while focusing on outcomes and fidelity.
Presentation Video: ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening—The Evolution of a Revolution
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano The anatomy of the implementation of a universal newborn screening program in Colorado and across states.
CREd: Behind the Science
Scaling Up for Systemic Change
Wenonah Campbell A process for building stakeholder support for an implementation research project.
CREd: Research Myths and Reality
Implementation Science: Realities and Lessons Learned
Wenonah Campbell Practical advice from the field about launching an implementation research project.
Presentation Video: ASHA Convention
Implementation Science: An Applied Researcher’s Perspective
Lesley Olswang A perspective on moving an intervention reseach program from efficacy to implementation.

How can I begin or scale up a program of implementation science research?

YouTube Video: 2012 Research Symposium
Beginning and Scaling Up a Career in Implementation Science Research

Wenonah Campbell
Advice for early career investigators looking to get started in implementation science.

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Further Information: JSLHR Implementation Science Supplement