Ce-PIM has developed a 90-minute Implementation Science workshop in partnership with the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, a collaboration between Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.  This 90-minute Implementation Science 101 Training focused on the basics of Implementation Science with an example of how to use implementation science to support diverse sexual transmitted infection (STI) clinics around the country in delivering PrEP as a delivery system to prevent spread of HIV infections.

Conducted in December of 2016, the workshop was lead by Dr. C. Hendricks Brown, Dr. J.D. Smith, Nanette Benbow and Juan Villamar and was well attended both in person and online via webcast. 

Implementation Science 201 Workshop

In collaboration with the Third Coast CFAR, Ce-PIM has produced a follow-up Implementation Science workshop that builds on the material covered in our Implementation Science 101 workshop. Ce-PIM researchers Dr. Hendricks Brown, Dr. J.D. Smith, and Nanette Benbow identify the defining characteristics of trials testing implementation, provide a basic understanding of experimental designs for implementation research, and outline the key challenges of designing and conducting an implementation trial. Our researchers also demonstrate how these designs can be successfully applied to HIV transmission prevention.

Implementation research studies present unique challenges for the design of trials. This webinar discusses these challenges and provides examples of trial designs that are experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental, randomized, and non-randomized using within-site, between-site, and within- and between-site designs. We also discuss the use of effectiveness-implementation hybrid trials. Contemporary examples from HIV implementation research are used to illustrate the different trial designs. This webinar is ideal for scientists wanting to learn about implementation research trial design options.