Implementation science: The scientific study of methods to promote (1) the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice and (2) the de-implementation of non-evidence-based practices, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services and care.
–Adapted from Eccles, Mittman. Implementation Science. 2006.
The Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research (CCQIR) serves as the nexus for implementation research and education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, bringing together more than 30 core faculty members from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Management. A robust funding portfolio of approximately $27 million in annual awarded direct costs, supported by NIH, AHRQ, CMS, PCORI, and CDC, facilitates local, regional, and national efforts to improve health and healthcare delivery.
Our transdisciplinary portfolio includes collaborations with:
- ADAPTABLE (PI: Sunil Kripalani, MD & Daniel Munoz, MD)
- U54 Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative (PI: Nancy Cox, PhD, Maria Lima, PhD, Roy Weiss, MD, PhD, & Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI)
- Implementing and Sustaining Complex Interdisciplinary Healthcare Interventions: Learning from Medication Reconciliation (PI: Deonni Stolldorf, PhD)
- A Randomized Controlled Trial to Deprescribe for Older Patients with Polypharmacy Transferred from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities (PI Sandra Simmons, PhD)
- CDC’s Developing Healthcare Safety Research (SHEPheRD) (PI: Tom Talbot, MD, MPH)
- Partners-Based HIV Treatment for Sero-Concordant Couples Attending Antenatal Care (PI: Carolyn Audet, PhD)
- CDC- Avante Zambezia (PI: Bill Wester, MD)