The Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM) partnered with the Third Coast CFAR over the past year to develop two 90-minute Implementation Science workshops tailored to those interested in Implementation Science methods, with an emphasis on issues confronted within the HIV research community.
The series begins with the foundations of Implementation Science and continues with examples of specific methods and strategies used in implementation trials.
Implementation Science 101: An Introductory Workshop for Researchers, Clinicians, Policy Makers, and Community Members uses the scale-up of PrEP as an example to demonstrate the basic principles of Implementation Science methods and approaches in public health programs. This workshop was conducted in December 2016.
Presenters include: C. Hendricks Brown, PhD, Ce-PIM Director and Professor; Assistant Professor J.D. Smith, PhD; Research Assistant Professor, Nanette Benbow, MAS.; and Juan Villamar, MSEd, Ce-PIM Executive Director.
Implementation Science 201: Overview of Experimental Designs for Implementation Research with Applications to HIV builds on previous material to demonstrate how Implementation Science can be applied to HIV prevention research. The presenters expand on the defining characteristics of implementation trials, provide a basic understanding of experimental designs for implementation research, and outline the key challenges of designing and conducting an implementation trial. This workshop was conducted in December 2017.