J.D. Smith, Ph.D. will speak at ORI

Categories: Events at ORI

Event Date: 04/17/2017

Monday, April 17, 2:00 - 3:30 in the Wolf Conference room.  

Oregon Research Institute presents

J.D. Smith, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Preventive Medicine, & Pediatrics Northwestern University

Speaking on "An Integrated Model of State-of-the-Art Methods for Implementation Research: Frameworks, Strategies, Measures, and Trial Designs. 


Implementation Science is the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into healthcare policy and practice. Successful research hinges on the integration of the core methodologic areas of implementation science: Frameworks, strategies, measurement, and testing through randomized and non-randomized trial designs. This talk introduces each core area and illustrates the way these methods are integrated in the context of implementation research projects. Implementation research often requires a paradigmatic shift from clinical trials research that largely focuses on individual participant effects to considering systems change and systems-level outcomes, processes, and outputs as the indicator of success and efficiency. Hybrid trial models will be discussed, which simultaneously evaluate the effectiveness of the clinical intervention on participant-level outcomes and the implementation outcomes that occur at multiple levels within the service delivery system. Examples are drawn from the presenter's experience implementing behavioral and mental health interventions across diverse systems, including pediatric primary care, community health, departments of public health, and home visitation.


J.D. Smith, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. His research focuses on the develop-ment of implementation science methods and the translation of evidence-based interventions to real-world service delivery systems, particularly the primary healthcare system and other contexts that provide services to disadvantaged populations. He is PI on an effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial in pediatric primary care and Co-I on several implementation research projects. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and completed postdoc research fellowships at the University of Oregon Prevention Science Institute and at Arizona State University’s REACH Institute. He is author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, is a fellow of the Implementation Research Institute, and received the 2015 Outstanding New Investigator Award for early career contributions to implementation science from the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.


For more information contact Kathryn Madden.