Implementation Science at UW


November 27, 2019

TIDIRC 2019: Where you go to learn, meet new collaborators, and enhance your science

We asked Dr. McKenna Eastment (Departments of Medicine, Allergies & Infectious Diseases) to share her experience attending TIDIRC 2019 (the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer) with us. She generously agreed to do so, and is our guest author this week.   Guest author: Dr. McKenna Eastment, MD, MPH TIDIRC 2019: Where…

November 9, 2018

Implementation climate matters: Evidence from three new studies

Implementation climate is a construct that figures prominently in the inner setting domain of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). Three recently published articles provide quantitative evidence that implementation climate matters. Moreover, its contribution to implementation outcomes differs from the contribution of other organizational climate. What is Implementation Climate? In 1996, Katherine Klein and…

November 1, 2018

An introduction to stakeholder and policy analysis

It is sometimes difficult to understand the difference between policy and programmatic and/or intervention goals. Specifically, a policy is a plan for future action adopted by a governmental entity and formulated through the political process. For example, a programmatic action that focuses on engaging with women’s groups to change local perceptions around HPV vaccination is…

October 24, 2018

An introduction to quality improvement

The goal of quality improvement (QI) is to test multiple rapid PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycles, so QI is often implementing changes to existing processes that are practical and, ideally, simple. Identifying appropriate change concepts, change innovations, tests of change, and selecting an appropriate outcome variable are all necessary aspects of PDSA, but doing so can be…

October 23, 2018


Welcome to the new online home for implementation science at the University of Washington! This resource has been created by the Department of Global Health’s Implementation Science Program to help further the ongoing implementation research and education at the University of Washington, already a global hub for this young field of study. Our three main…