The CCQIR is comprised of more than 30 core faculty members engaged in local, regional, and national efforts to improve health and healthcare delivery. A robust funding portfolio of approximately $27 million in annual awarded direct costs is supported by NIH, AHRQ, CMS, PCORI, and CDC. Notable projects involve studying implementation of interventions to improve medication reconciliation, reduce hospital readmission, increase healthcare access and retention in care, and build infrastructure for pragmatic trials.
The Implementation Science Consultative Services includes faculty and staff with expertise in a wide array of methodological areas including quality improvement frameworks (PDSA, Six Sigma, Lean), systems-level process change (process mapping), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), research design (quasi-experimental studies, pragmatic clinical trials, mixed-methods approaches), process evaluation (adoption, fidelity), and data visualization. Consulting services provide support to investigate the effectiveness of interventions in real-world clinical settings, navigate transformational change needed to incorporate evidence-based practices into routine care, identify and address redundancies and waste in healthcare delivery, quantify feasibility of improvement efforts, and identify methods for sustainability of improvement. The CCQIR further provides services to enhance the rigor of scholarship around implementation science.
We offer consultation services for
Implementation science theories, models, and frameworks (adoption, fidelity, sustainability)
Study design (including hybrid, quasi-experimental, and pragmatic clinical trials)
Measure and metric definition
Improvement Science: QI frameworks and tools
Mixed methods program evaluation
Grant and manuscript preparation
Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research
Director, Implementation Science Core
Co-Director, Center for Effective Health Communication
Dr. Kripalani has experience in the development of evidence-based toolkits, mentored implementation programs, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of interventions in clinical practice, and de-implementation of wasteful practices.
Amanda S. Mixon, MD, MS, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
Dr. Mixon's research interests focus on care transitions, the effect of social determinants on readmission rates, and medication errors following hospital discharge.
Carolyn Audet, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Implementation Science Core
Assistant Director for Operations, CCQIR
Dr. Audet's research focuses on barriers to HIV testing and treatment uptake in Mozambique
Christopher Lindsell, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Director, VICTR Methods Program
Associate Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research
Dr. Lindsell has dedicated his career to collaborative biostatistics, research design, and clinical research operations. He is nationally recognized for building clinical research infrastructure and for designing and implementing clinical research in the prehospital and acute care settings.
Please note that any of our Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Science Faculty Member's can serve as an Implementation Science consultant.