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

Gearing up for the 2022 Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science and Beyond

Cynthia A. Vinson| July 2022


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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


Headshot of Aubrey Villalobos

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


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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


Wynne E. Norton

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


Gila Neta

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…

A Cancer Prevention Fellow’s Journey into Implementation Science

Ariella Korn| October 2021


Ariella Korn

My interest in IS builds on my background in public health nutrition, community-level interventions, community/stakeholder engagement, and systems science approaches.

Striving to Reach Health Equity: Health Disparities Research Efforts in Cancer Control

Amy Kennedy| September 2021


Amy Kennedy, PhD, MPH

While health disparities have persisted over time across nearly all maladies, the unified call from researchers and the public alike to understand and eliminate these disparities in an effort to achieve health equity has become urgent as the world…

Expanding Engagement in the Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) through New Funding Opportunity

Cynthia A. Vinson| August 2021


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Two years ago, NCI launched the Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (formerly the Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer). I shared information about the Consortium in my blog in November 2020 and am excited to provide an update.

Reflections on Policy Implementation Science

Ali Abazeed| June 2021


Ali Abazeed

The Implementation Science (IS) team within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences has been a leader in prioritizing the development of the field over the last 20 years, and we are once again taking a leading role to identify and…

Entering the Implementation Science Field as a Cancer Prevention Fellow

Pete DelNero| May 2021


Pete DelNero

Two years ago, I attained the dream of becoming a cancer prevention fellow. I entered the Shady Grove campus as a biomedical engineer, and my enthusiasm for public health brought me to the Implementation Science (IS) team.