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Using Measurement to Inform Tailored Approaches to Implementation

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Cara Lewis, PhD
Associate Investigator
MacColl Center for Healthcare Innovation
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

About the Presentation: This talk will provide an overview of the status of measurement in the field of implementation science, and then offer two examples of implementation studies that used measurement and collaborative approaches to inform implementation strategy tailoring to the local context.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Cara C. Lewis is a clinical psychologist, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and affiliate faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is also a Beck Scholar with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is Past President of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and co-founding Editor-in-Chief of Implementation Research and Practice, a journal published in partnership with SIRC and Sage. Her research focuses on advancing pragmatic and rigorous measures and methods for implementation science and practice, and informing tailored implementation of evidence based practices across diverse settings, populations, and problem areas. She is also Co-Director of the Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET), which is a national Coordinating Center for bringing research, evaluation, and implementation support to bear across Kaiser Permanente in the service of addressing social risk among its members.