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Four Ways to Conceptualize and Study Policy in Implementation Science Research

NOVEMBER 17, 2023

Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Policy & Management
Director of Policy Research, Global Center for Implementation Science
School of Global Public Health
New York University

About the Presentation: This presentation will offer a typology of four ways to conceptualize policy in implementation science research: 1) Policy as something to adopt, 2) Policy as something to implement, 3) Policy as context to understand, and 4) Policy as strategy to use. Examples will be provided of studies that have conceptualized policy in these different ways in the area of behavioral health.

About the Presenter: Jonathan Purtle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Policy & Management at the New York University  School of Global Public Health and  Director of Policy Research at NYU’s Global Center for Implementation Science.