Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI
The Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI blog discusses the integration of implementation science into research across the cancer control continuum to improve the relevance to healthcare systems and population and public health. Blog dispatches are typically released monthly.
Recent Dispatch from Implementation Science at NCI
Opportunities to Advance Implementation Science in Global Cancer Control
Margarita Correa-Mendez| May 2023
Given its focus on understanding why evidence-based interventions for cancer control work (or not), how, for whom, and under which contexts or circumstances, implementation science is primed to play a key role in reducing global inequities in…
Climate Change and Health: The Role of Implementation Science to Advance Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts
Gila Neta| April 2023
According to the WHO, climate change is the single biggest threat to humanity. Mitigation efforts to stop the climate from warming are critical and continue…
Advancing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions in Practice—Opportunities for Collaboration between Cancer Coalitions and NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos| March 2023
Research-practice partnerships are essential for integrating evidence-based interventions and policies into health care and public health settings. Many National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers are engaged in research-practice…
Implementing Precision Population Health: Delivering on prevention for people with hereditary cancer syndromes
Katrina A.B. Goddard| January 2023
Precision health means that healthcare services and interventions are tailored to the needs and circumstances for individuals, and it has the potential to greatly improve cancer health outcomes.
Reflections of a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the Implementation Science Team and the Center for Global Health
Margarita Correa-Mendez| September 2022
Two years ago, I joined the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, a life-changing opportunity that has transformed my scientific career.
Gearing up for the 2022 Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science and Beyond
Cynthia A. Vinson| July 2022
I can’t believe that it has been nine months since we held the last Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS)! The adage that “time flies when you are having fun” holds true for me in…
Engaging Practitioners in Implementation Science
Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos| June 2022
It has been a little more than a year since I joined the Implementation Science (IS) team at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a health scientist. My focus is primarily on advancing the involvement of practitioners in IS to enhance the…
Reflections on an Implementation Science Fellowship Focused on Public Health
Sabrina Oasan| April 2022
As part of my Master of Public Health degree requirement, I had to complete a fellowship that would result in two final products benefitting my applied practice experience. As a Grants Manager, with a passion for public health, at NCI, I was…
Cluster Randomized Trial Designs in Implementation Science and Healthcare Delivery Research
Wynne E. Norton| March 2022
Implementation trials often use experimental (i.e., randomized controlled trials; RCTs) study designs to test the impact of implementation strategies on implementation outcomes, service outcomes, and/or patient-level outcomes.
Globalizing Implementation Science for Cancer Control
Gila Neta| February 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has made palpable the importance of focusing on implementation (and especially equitable implementation) and of taking a global perspective to population health. So, I was delighted to work with NCI’s…