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.


A Cancer Prevention Fellow’s Journey into Implementation Science

Ariella Korn, PhD, MS, MPH| 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, PhD, MPH; Shobha Srinivasan, PhD| September 2021

Amy Kennedy, PhD, MPH
Shobha Srinivasan

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, PhD, MPA| August 2021

Vinson headshot

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, MPH, MPP| 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, PhD, MPH| 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.

Advancing Implementation Science in Global Cancer Control: Lessons Learned from a PAHO Cervical Cancer Meeting

Dr. Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH| April 2021

Antoinette Percy-Laurry

I was offered the opportunity to contribute to global cancer control work when I spent much of 2019 working on a detail at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), one of six regional offices of the World Health Organization (WHO). PAHO…

Building Capacity for Economic Evaluation in Implementation Science

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP| March 2021

Gila Neta

When we first launched the Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer in July 2019, we identified economic evaluation and measuring costs as a key gap area in the field. Namely, how can we tease apart the costs of our implementation strategies from…

Implementation Science and Inherited Cancer Syndromes

Mindy Clyne, MHS, CGC| February 2021

Mindy Clyne

Prevention and Early Detection of Hereditary Cancers is one of 12 key initiatives included in the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) report that launched NCI’s Cancer Moonshot. Utilization of implementation science (IS) methods and tools was identified as an…

Opportunities to Advance Health Equity through Implementation Science

April Oh, PhD, MPH| January 2021

Headshot of April Oh

There has been an urgency in prioritization of health equity from the broader public and from our own research and practice community. As an implementation science (IS) community, this new year is an opportunity to actively engage in how we tackle…

Reflections on the 2020 Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC)

Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA| November 2020

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It feels like every project this year has had to clear a COVID hurdle, and the 2020 Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC) is no different. The 2nd annual ISCC was intended to be a transition of leadership from NCI to the Implementation…