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Leadership & Faculty of the D&I Program


Russell Glasgow, PhD

Program Lead

Implementation research; use of D&I models for planning, adaptation, evaluation and sustainability; interface with VA programs.

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Jodi Summers Holtrop, PhD, MCHES

Consultation and Evaluation Lead

Senior Implementation Scientist 

General consultation coordinator; qualitative and mixed methods application to D&I research; implementation science; use of D&I in primary care settings; instructor for CLSC 6560 Designs and Mixed Methods in Implementation Research


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Allison Kempe, MD, MPH 

Director, ACCORDS

Dr. Kempe’s own research has focused on immunization and other preventive care delivery, evaluation of prenatal and neonatal health services, evaluation of state health insurance plans for children of low-income families, telephone care, and implementation and dissemination science. 


Ed Havranek, MD

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Multicenter clinical trials, Large-scale quality improvement, Healthcare redesign

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Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH

Implementation Scientist

Dr. Kwan is a health psychologist and health services researcher. Her research and evaluation focus is on mixed methods approaches to assessing implementation of evidence chronic disease management and prevention interventions in health care settings. Her expertise is in the application of theoretical and conceptual frameworks on behavior change, stakeholder engagement and evaluation to the design and testing of interventions.

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Daniel Matlock, MD, MPH

Implementation Scientist

Shared decision-making; complex, multilevel medical system interventions; primary liaison to VA geriatric program



Amy Huebschmann, MD, MS, FACP

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Physical activity behavior, Implementation science factors in primary care settings, systematic reviews assessing both pragmatism and effectiveness, implementation issues with electronic health records


Demetria McNeal, PhD, MBA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Dissemination and Communication

Marketing issues in D&I; public health and disparities research



Elaine Morrato , DrPH, MPH

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Senior Dissemination Scientist

Diffusion and dissemination research; interface with CCTSI translation; education including novel formats; public-private and industry partnerships; primary liaison to public health programs  

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Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD

Implementation Scientist

Theories and models in D&I; systematic reviews; patient centered research; D&I issues in cancer; interactive technologies; link to VA QUERI programs (works from home office in San Diego) 

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Hillary Lum, MD, PhD

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Implementation of patient- and system-level interventions; pragmatic research in older adult populations; stakeholder engagement; designing for dissemination.

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Phoutdavone "Noy" Phimphasone-Brady, PhD 

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Cultural adaptations of evidence based interventions; biopsychosocial-cultural determinants of chronic illness management;  health disparities research; broad clinical interests in health psychology with a specific focus on obesity and disordered eating behaviors

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Program Coordinator

Interactive technology applications; local D&I resources and website manager; administrative issues and scheduling

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