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Insights and Innovation in Improving Health Seminar Series

Archived Seminar

CRISP's monthly seminar series in implementation sciences addressed topics that corresponded with our 4 educational domains in implementation sciences: 

  1. Theory and strategies 
  2. Community and stakeholder engagement 
  3. Tools and approaches 
  4. Evaluation: design and analysis

Month ​Title
​Learning Objectives ​Content
​February 2015 Adventures in Practice Transformation

Perry Dickinson, M.D. 
Miriam Dickinson, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver
​Practice Transformation, quality improvement, case study examples and study/analysis methods.   Slides
January 2015 Designing for Dissemination and Implementation: A pragmatic case study for the development and evaluation of a cancer prognostic tool

Borsika A. Rabin, PhD., M.P.H., Pharm.D. University of Colorado Denver
A Case Study including "lessons learned" from the SEER cancer survival calculator, and some resources for designing for D&I. Slides
​​December 2014 ​A Multicenter Trial of a Shared Decision Support Intervention for Patients and their Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure

Larry Allen, MD MHS; Daniel D. Matlock, MD, MPH; Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP ANP; Jocelyn S. Thompson, MA University of Colorado Denver
This presentation includes descriptions of DT LVADS for heart failure, gaps in DT decision making, and the developing and testing of a Decision Aid for PCORI. Slides

November 2014​ Engaging Patients and Other Stakeholders in Research Prioritization: The Experience of the Acute Care of Older Persons Priority Setting Partnership

Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH University of Colorado Denver
Process and outcomes of a systematic and inclusive process for research topic generation which involved the engagement of multiple stakeholders. Slides​
​May 2014 Reminder/Recall Methods to Increase Immunization Rates in Young Children

Allison Kempe, MD, MPH University of Colorado Denver
Lessons learned from a comparative effectiveness trial comparing collaborative population-based versus practice-based reminder/recall methods Slides​​

​Apr 2014 ​Digital Media in Healthcare: Reaching Patients Anytime, Anywhere, Any Platform

Patrick Duparcq PhD
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
A brief overview of the “State of Digital Engagement” including current technology trends and how future technologies could be evaluated from a management perspective.  ​Slides​


​Mar 2014​ CRISP Lessons from the Field: Community Outreach in an Adult CVD Program

Raymond Estacio MD, FACP
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver Health

​Lessons learned from an adult CVD awareness and educational program using Community Health Workers and Text Messaging. ​​Slides​

​Feb 2014 CRISP Lessons from the Field: Community Outreach - Obesity Prevention Trial

Arthur Davidson MD, MSPH
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver Health
This seminar presents early research findings and describes intervention challenges, implementation lessons, and epidemiology of overweight and obesity in children cared for at a safety-net institution. 




​Jan 2014 New and Future Directions in Implementation Science

Russell Glasgow, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine
This seminar offers learnings from Dr. Glasgow and Rabin’s strategic planning meetings with NIH and PCORI, and insights on how to significantly increase the competitiveness and scores of applications to pragmatic research groups such as NIH Dissemination and Implementation, PCORI, and other new pragmatic research RFAs.



​Dec 2013 Text Messaging in Healthcare

Lisa Schilling, MD, MSPH
University of Colorado School of Medicine​
​An overview of SMS technology basics, regulations, intervention development, tools, and the use of text messaging in healthcare.

Nov 2013 Message Tailoring

Amanda Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH
University of Colorado School of Medicine
An overview of targeting specific audiences with tailoring and personallization from lessons learned at University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit ​Slides​

​​Oct 2013 Establishing a CTSI D&I Core

Brian Mittman, PhD
VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support (CIPRS)
​Insights on establishing a CTSI D&I core from Mittman’s experiences at UCLA, VA, and Kaiser Permanente Southern California Slides

​Sep​ 2013 ​​​Boot Camp Translation for Patient-centered Outcomes 

Don Nease, MD
University of Colorado
​Lessons learned in engaging Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) and their patients Community and Stakeholder Engagement.


​Apr 2013 Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into the Community ​​

David Goff, MD, PhD
University of Colorado
​​Lessons learned from implementing DPP with an emphasis on implementation methods


​Mar 2013 ​Child Health Services in a Post Affordable Care Act World: What Do We Need to Know? ​

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP
​Insights on how child health services will evolve in the coming years and what research will be needed to assess the impact on children.​
​Feb 2013 Patient-Centered Translation of Evidence into Practice​

​Lessons learned from the Mayo Clinic Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit


​Jan 2013 The Field of Healthcare Marketing: Implications for Dissemination and Implementation Practice​

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH
University of Colorado
​An overview of the changing healthcare marketplace and insights on strategic communication in today's media world


​Dec 2012 Lessons Learned from the 2011 NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) Conference

Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH
University of Colorado
An overview of dissemination and implementation research in medicine including theoretical frameworks

Note: Drs. Allison Kempe and Elaine Morrato presented this talk.


Nov 2012 Mixed Methods in Dissemination and Implementation Research

Karen Albright, PhD
University of Colorado
A discussion of the strengths of qualitative vs. quantitative data, common barriers to using mixed method approaches, three dimensions of methodological combination, and five mixed method designs with particular relevance for dissemination and implementation research​ ​Slides​

​Oct 2012 Diffusion of Innovations: Implications for Practice

Jim Dearing, PhD
Kaiser Research Institute
An introduction to the diffusion of innovation paradigm and the implementation science perspectives about fidelity, adaption and sustainability ​Slides​

Sep 2012  Implementation Science: Methods, Models, and Opportunities to Integrate Evidence, Policy, and Practice​

Russell Glasgow, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)


Identify key characteristics of implementation science and how it is different from traditional health research; describe an example of how implementation science has been applied to population-based cancer screening; describe resources for funding, measures and other tools for implementation science available from NCI & NIH​



Jul 2012  A Method for Achieving Covariate Balance in Cluster Randomized Trials

Miriam Dickinson, PhD
University of Colorado


Provides a tutorial on the use of balance criterion approach to achieve balance in cluster-randomized trials





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