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Russell Glasgow, MS, PhD




Mail Stop F496, Academic Office 1

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045


(303) 724-7374 Office

(303) 807-9079


I am trained as a behavioral scientist (clinical psychologist specifically), but most of the work I do is concerned with improving health systems or public health, and especially the interface between the two. I am particularly interested in patient-centered and team based intervention approaches for complex, sticky problems. For example, developing feasible and efficient ways to assist primary care in dealing with the wide range of health beha vior, mental health and other risks faced by their patients or in helping patients with multiple chronic conditions manage their conditions and navigate the complex systems of illness care silos with which they have to contend.

The vast majority of my time is spent in research, but I am also passionate about training and making resources available to both researchers and practitioners who want to learn about areas such as implementation science, pragmatic research, or more generally helping facilitate the translation of research into practice and policy. 

As an example, my colleagues and I have developed models and frameworks that point to and address issues that are critical to having real world impact, but are seldom addressed in traditional research studies. These models include the RE-AIM (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance) framework that has been broadly adopted ( ) and the newer Evidence Integration Triangle.

  • 2013 Recipient, NIH Directors Award. Core member of NIH Health Care Systems Collaboratory
  • 2012 Recipient, Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award for Contribution to Health Education Research
  • 2012 Recipient, American Psychological Association, Presidential Citation
  • 2009 Recipient, University of Texas School of Public Health McGovern Award
  • 2006 Recipient, American Diabetes Association, Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Council Lectureship for Distinguished Contributions
  • 2000 Recipient, Society of Behavioral Medicine. Distinguished Scientist Award


Implementation Science and Integration of Research into Practice and Policy:  Use of conceptual models to identify key factors, review literature, plan, design, and evaluate interventions, promote rapid learning, and integrate research into practice and policy. See

Self-Management and Self-Management Support, especially for older multi-morbid adults: Particularly the development and evaluation of self-help and brief, low-intensity treatment and interactive and eHealth technology approaches; primary care, worksite and community applications.  Policy issues related to inclusion of patient-centered measures and self-management criteria in guidelines and performance criteria.

Research Methodology: Particularly pragmatic research, practical behavioral and patient-centered assessment, evaluation of programs intended for translation, assessment of representativeness and generalization, comparative effectiveness research.& Use of Evidence Integration Triangle and RE-AIM frameworks for planning, analyzing, and reporting results of practical trials.  See

Multilevel and Systems Approaches to Prevention and Coping with Chronic Illness and Complex Problems: Especially adherence to medical regimens such as cancer, diabetes and behavioral issues of disease management among the elderly and those with multiple conditions (e.g., quality of life, patient models of illness, distress and depression, barriers to adherence, health literacy and numeracy, patient-centered care)

  • Member and Chair, Veterans Administration QUERI eHealth Executive Committee - 2013
  • Theme leader for proposals on Research Dissemination, Implementation, and Impact for Academy Health 2014 Annual Research Meeting
  • Member, Self-Management Alliance, a public/private partnership of the National Council on Aging to advance application of self-management for older patients and those with multiple chronic conditions
  • Member, leadership group for Communication and Dissemination Strategic Work Group of the national Cancer Research Network
  • Member, Health Policy Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

  • Academy Health
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Evaluation Association
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine


Glasgow, RE, Goldstein, M., Ockene, J., Pronk, J.P. (2004) Translating What We Have Learned into Practice:& Principles and Hypotheses for Addressing Multiple Behaviors in Primary Care. Am J Prev Med 27(25):88-101.

Glasgow, R.E., Wagner, E., Schaefer, J., Mahoney, L., Reid, R.J., Greene, S. (2005) Development and Validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC). Med Care 43(5):436-444.

Glasgow, RE, Toobert, D.J., Barrera, M., Jr. (2005) The Chronic Illness Resources Survey: Cross-Validation and Sensitivity to Intervention. Health Educ Res 29(4):402-409.

Glasgow, RE, Nutting, P.A., Toobert, D.J., King, D.K., Strycker, L.A., Jex, M., O’Neill, C., Whitesides, H., Merenich, J. (2006) Effects of a Brief Computer-Assisted Diabetes Self-Management Intervention on Dietary, Biological, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes. Chronic Illness 2:27-38.

Glasgow, RE, Klesges, L.M., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Estabrooks, P.A., Vogt, T.M. (2006) Evaluating the Overall Impact of Health Promotion Programs: Using the RE-AIM Framework for Decision Making and to Consider Complex Issues. Health Education Research 21(3):688-694

Glasgow, RE. What Types of Evidence are Most Needed to Advance Behavioral Medicine? (2008) Ann Behav Med 35(1):19-25.

Ritzwoller DP, Sukhanova A, Gaglio B, Glasgow RE. (2009) Costing behavioral interventions:  A practical guide to enhance translation. Ann Behav Med Apr 37(2):218-227.

Solberg LI, Glasgow RE, Unützer J, Jaeckles N, Oftedahl G, Beck A. (2010) Partnership Research: A Practical Trial Design for Evaluation of a Natural Experiment to Improve Depression Care. Med Care Jul;48(7):576-582.

Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, Barrera M Jr, Glasgow RE. (2010) Seven-Year Follow-up of a Multiple-Health-Behavior Diabetes Intervention—HMC. Amer J Health Behav Nov-Dec;34(6):680-694.

Glasgow RE. (2010) Interactive Media for Diabetes Self-Management:  Issues in Maximizing Public Health Impact. Medical Decision Making 30(6):745-758.

Glasgow RE, Dickinson P, Dickinson M, Fisher L, Toobert D, Bender B, et al. (2011) Patient-Centered Assessment and Communication in the Primary Care Medical Home: Using RE-AIM to Develop a Multi-Media Facilitation Tool. Implement Sci Oct 21;6(1):118.

Glasgow RE, Gaglio B, Bennett G, Jerome GJ, Hsin-CY, Sarwer, et al. (2012) Applying the PRECIS Ratings to the POWER Weight Loss Intervention Study Designs. Health Services Research. Jun;47(3 Pt 1):1051-1067.

Glasgow RE, Kaplan R, Ockene J, Fisher EB, Emmons KM, Society of Behavioral Medicine Health Policy Committee. (2012) Patient-Reported Measures Of Psychosocial Issues And Health Behavior Should Be Added To Electronic Health Records. Health Aff 31:3497-504.

Glasgow RE, Chambers D, Khoury M, Kaplan R, Hunter C, Vinson C. (2012) National Institutes of Health to Dissemination and Implementation Science: Current Status, Future Directions for Integrating Research, Practice and Policy. Am J Pub Health July;102(7):1274-1281.

Gaglio B, Shoup JA, Glasgow RE. The RE-AIM Framework: A Systematic Review of Use over Time. (2013) Am J Public Health Jun;103(6):e38-46.

Fisher L, Hessler D, Glasgow RE, Area PA, Masharani U, Naranjo D, Stryker LA. (2013) REDEEM: A Pragmatic Trial to Reduce Diabetes Distress. Diabetes Care Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print].

Glasgow RE. (2013) What Does it Mean to Be Pragmatic? Opportunitie and Challenges for Pragmatic Approaches. Heath Educ Behav Jun;40(3):257-65.

Glasgow RE, Askew S, Purcell P, Levine E, Stange KC, Colditz GA, Bennett GG. (2013) Use of RE-AIM to Address Health Inequities: Application in a low income community health center based weight loss and hypertension self-management program. Transl Behav Med Jun 1;3(2):200-210.

Riley WT, Glasgow RE, Etheredge L, Abernethy AP. (2013) Rapid, Responsive, Relevant (R3) Research: A Call for a Rapid Learning Health Research Enterprise. Clin Trans Sci May 10;2(1):10.

Krist AH, Glenn BA, Glasgow RE, Balasubramanian B, Chambers DA, Fernandez M,  Heurtin-Roberts S, Kessler R,  Ory MG, Phillips SM, Ritzwoller DP, Roby DH, Rodriguez H, Sheinfeld-Gorin SN, Stange KC. (2013) Designing a Valid, Pragmatic Primary Care Implementation Trial: The My Own Health Report (MOHR) Project. Implement Sci Jun 25;8:73