Current or Future UW Students

PhD in Global Health, Metrics and Implementation Science

The Department of Global Health, in collaboration with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Health Alliance International, have developed a PhD program in Global Health that is the first of its kind, building on the expertise of faculty in the areas of metrics and implementation science. The PhD program provides students with the latest and most innovative tools to advance global health solutions that are critical for decision-making and priority setting.

In this unique interdisciplinary program, students develop skills through a combination of didactic courses, seminars, and research activities including primary data collection and analysis. The PhD program is comprised of a core curriculum in advanced quantitative methods, epidemiology, population health measurement, impact evaluations, and implementation science methods.

To learn more about the program, its structure, and curriculum, please visit:

 
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What is implementation science? What is metrics? Watch this video to hear from Global Health students!

 


 

Dr. Deepa Rao speaking to global health students.
Students in a global health classroom.
Dr. Nelly Mugo speaking to global health students.
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Current UW Courses in Implementation Science

G H 307 Introduction to Implementation Science for Global Health (5 credits)
Instructors: M. Mugambi, B. Weiner

Introduces the concepts, theories, and methods of implementation science in global health. Through team-based learning approach, students will acquire and use knowledge to solve problems, answer questions, and make decisions about selecting, adapting, disseminating, implementing, and scaling evidence-based interventions. Special topics include quality improvement, deimplementation, capacity building, and sustainability.

Recommended Coursework: G H 101
Offered: Spring


G H 535 Advanced Methods for Global Health I (4 credits)
Instructors: J. Babigumira, B. Weiner

Introduces advanced methods for global health including implementation science theory and methods, qualitative research methods, mixed methods, and economic evaluation.

Prerequisite Coursework: EPI 512 and EPI 513; BIOST 517 and BIOST 518 (or equivalent statistics courses); and G H 541.
Offered: Autumn


G H 541 Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health (4 credits)
Instructors: K. Gimbel-Sherr, J. Wasserheit

Provides an introduction to the emerging field of implementation research by outlining various methods that are applied to improving implementation (including applied engineering, management tools, health systems, and policy research), and using experiential case studies from global health leaders. Addresses barriers to effective replication and scale-up in local settings.

Offered: Spring

 


Open to all qualified applicants

Fundamentals of Implementation Science (Online)

Course hours: 11 weeks, 6-9 hours per week

Do you want to apply mixed-methods approaches to optimizing public health delivery? Do you seek to apply high quality evaluation and assessment methods to your health interventions? Fundamentals of Implementation Science is a collaborative, interactive, online course that provides students with an introduction to the emerging field of implementation research through lectures from global health leaders and opportunities to apply lessons learned on topics of global health importance.

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a local site with 6-10 people. Participation is encouraged as a local site because most of the coursework is group-based. Your site will meet weekly to discuss topics taught in the course and to develop your group project. If you won’t be taking this course as part of a local site, you’ll be connected with other independent participants to work on the group project.

To learn more about this course, please visit the Department of Global Health E-Learning hub.

 
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Intensive Course in Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health

Course hours: 2 weeks (week 2 optional)

Week 1: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Week 2: Partial days Tues-Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday

This course will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners working in low and middle income settings who are interested in an intensive introduction to Implementation Science. For a subset of participants who are involved in the design and conduct of implementation research, a second week is offered to provide intensive mentorship for the development of the core components of an implementation research protocol.

Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health is a one to two-week intensive course – with an optional second week of mentored protocol development – that provides course participants with an introduction to the emerging field of implementation research by outlining a framework of methods that are applied to improving implementation (including applied engineering, management tools, health systems, and policy research), and using experiential case studies from global health leaders. The course also addresses barriers to effective replication and scale-up in local settings. The course is comprised of a variety of didactic formats, including interactive lectures and teaching sessions, case studies, and group discussion to apply methodological skills in practice.

To learn more, please visit the course website.

 

Center for AIDS Research Implementation Science Mini-Course

This one-day mini-course, targeting program managers and researchers, is held annually immediately following the annual Principles of HIV/STD Research Course, and provides an introduction to the theory, methodology, and application of implementation science for HIV/STD programs in developing countries. Speakers from diverse backgrounds (including industrial & systems engineering, qualitative research, health systems and policy sciences, epidemiology, and biostatistics) will discuss the application of their fields to improve implementation and scale-up of evidence-based programs.

To learn more, please visit the course website.