Center Advisors, Dissemination & Implementation Core
Lisa Saldana, PhD
Senior Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), OSLC Developments, Inc. (ODI), ODI Clinic Director
Lisa Saldana is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center, with a research emphasis in evidence-based practice in public serving systems. Her clinical and research emphasis involves addressing the needs of families involved in the child welfare system. A clinical psychologist by training, she is an implementation scientist focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of prevention-focused EBPs. Lisa is the developer of the FAIR- Families Actively Improving Relationships model, an integrative treatment for parental opioid and/or methamphetamine abuse and child neglect. FAIR recently has been recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse. She also is the developer of the R3 supervisor implementation strategy for the child welfare workforce, an evidence-based approach to improve the culture and climate of child welfare systems, with a focus on infusing the use of evidence-based strategies in all interactions with families. Finally, Lisa is the primary developer of the Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) and Cost of Implementing New Strategies (COINS) measures of implementation process, milestones, and resource use. The SIC and COINS tools have been used to track over 1,900 implementations of different behavioral and physical healthcare programs worldwide. Lisa has been the principal or co-investigator on multiple federally funded grants, and has served as a mentor to many junior investigators with an interest in implementation science and evidence-based practice in public service systems. One of Lisa’s favorite things to do is hike hidden trails with her highly energetic Great Dane mix.
Prevention adaptation of an evidence-based treatment for parents involved with child welfare who use substances
. Frontiers in Psychology. 2021. View Source
Cruden G, Crawford S, Saldana L.
Improving medication access within integrated treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders in substance use treatment agencies
. Implementation Research and Practice. 2021 Sept 17. View Source
Ford JH, Kaur A, Rao D, Gilson A, Bolt DM, Garneau HC, Saldana L, McGovern MP.
Sustainment of integrated care in addiction treatment settings: Primary outcomes from a cluster-randomized controlled trial
. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Aug 4:appips202000293. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000293. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34346729. View Source
Chokron Garneau H, Assefa MT, Jo B, Ford JH 2nd, Saldana L, McGovern MP.
Meeting the needs of families involved in the child welfare system for parental substance abuse: Outcomes from an effectiveness trial of the Families Actively Improving Relationships Program
. Front Psychol. 2021 Jul 2;12:689483. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.689483. PMID: 34276517; PMCID: PMC8283009. View Source
Saldana L, Chapman JE, Campbell M, Alley Z, Schaper H, Padgett C.
Collaborating to offer HPV vaccinations in jails: Results from a pre-implementation study in four states
. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Apr 7;21(1):309. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06315-5. PMID: 33827560; PMCID: PMC8028758. View Source
Emerson A, Allison M, Saldana L, Kelly PJ, Ramaswamy M.
Bringing evidence-based interventions into the schools: An examination of organizational factors and implementation outcomes
. Child and Youth Services. 2021 Mar 6. View Source
Frank HE, Saldana L, Kendall PC, Schaper HA, Norris LA.
An exploratory study of a training team-coordinated approach to implementation
. Global Implementation Research and Applications. 2021 Mar 1;1:17-29. View Source
Sterrett-Hong EM, Saldana L, Burek J, Schaper H, Karam E, Verbist AN, Cameron K.
Scaling implementation of collaborative care for depression: Adaptation of the Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC)
. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 Mar;47(2):188-196. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00944-z. PMID: 31197625; PMCID: PMC6908762. View Source
Saldana L, Bennett I, Powers D, Vredevoogd M, Grover T, Schaper H, Campbell M.
A longitudinal mixed method approach for assessing implementation context and process factors: Comparison of three sites from a housing first implementation strategy pilot
. Implement Res Pract. 2020 Jan-Dec;1:10.1177/2633489520974974. doi: 10.1177/2633489520974974. PMID: 33392509; PMCID: PMC7774649. View Source
Watson DP, Snow-Hill N, Saldana L, Walden AL, Staton M, Kong A, Donenberg G.