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.


Exploring Implementation Science as a Presidential Management Fellow (and Beyond)

Ali Abazeed, MPH, MPP| August 2020

Ali Abazeed

Being a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) serves as a special opportunity to engage in public service at the highest levels and work with talented, multidisciplinary individuals, including those with NCI’s Implementation Science Team.

Rapid Cycle Research

Wynne E. Norton, PhD| July 2020

Wynne E. Norton

This breakout group from the inaugural Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC) conference last year focused on the intersection of implementation science and rapid cycle research (RCR).

Digital Engagement, Analytics, Content Development, and Community

Sarah Bruce Bernal, MA| June 2020

Sarah Bruce Bernal Headshot

Supporting the IS Team's digital footprint has given me insight into growing an online presence, using data to meet our audience's needs, and understanding the value of an engaged community.

Increasing the Usage of the RTIPs Website to Support Implementation of Effective Cancer Control

Annabelle Uy, MS| May 2020

Annabelle Uy

Last year, we began a strategic planning effort for the Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website to further enhance the website features, with the goal of increasing usage among practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

Reflections of a Health Communication Fellow with the Implementation Science Team

Laurie Hursting, MA| March 2020

Laurie Hursting, MA

From the beginning of my fellowship it has been clear to me that the Implementation Science team recognizes the inherent value of and need for collaboration within the field, a corresponding emphasis of implementation science itself.

Understanding Context: Learning How Organizations Affect Healthcare Delivery

Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH | February 2020

Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH

Healthcare delivery settings influence every step of how care is given, but more work is needed to describe characteristics of these settings, link those characteristics to outcomes, and develop setting-changing interventions to improve care quality.

Reflections on D&I Measurement Challenges, Progress, and Next Steps

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP| January 2020

Gila Neta

On the heels of the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, I find myself reflecting on the essential topic of measurement. (It must be the epidemiologist in me.) Given the theme of the conference, “Raising the bar…

Implementation Science and Genomic Medicine in Action: A Case Study

Mindy Clyne, MHS, CGC| November 2019

Mindy Clyne

There is an urgent need for researchers and implementers of genomic medicine to incorporate implementation science into their translational research efforts. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of…

Implementation Science Centers in Cancer Control and Opportunities to Contribute to the Research Agenda

April Oh, PhD, MPH| October 2019

Headshot of April Oh

In the fall of last year, the Implementation Science team was busy developing RFAs to fund a Centers Initiative in Cancer Control. This centers initiative is the National Cancer Institute’s first large centers initiative focused specifically on…

Increasing the Usage of the RTIPs Website To Support Implementation of Effective Cancer Control

Annabelle Uy, MS| September 2019

Annabelle Uy

Over the years, I have managed the Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website and have continued to be interested in how we can enhance the features for practitioner use of the website.