About Us

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:



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Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research
Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Ave | Suite 1200| Nashville, TN 37203