Dissemination and Implementation Science (DIS) is an emerging field worldwide and an essential component of translating effective public health programs from evidence to action. This discipline uses rigorous methods in practical field settings to improve health and well-being locally and globally. It draws on the intellectual traditions of public health, operations research, systems engineering, information science, and economics.
Future public health leaders must understand not only delivery of innovation, but also innovation of delivery. Interdisciplinary training and field experience in public health program science will enable them to understand and undertake such efforts, along a program science continuum from new evidence to monitoring impact.
Faculty and student at the University are engaged in the theory and practice of dissemination and implementation science, as applied to public health. Through teaching and research, advances in this area are being applied to domestic and global public health challenges.
University of Washington is at the forefront of this field
In a city rich with global health organizations and health agencies, and with a faculty highly experienced in implementing health programs, the University of Washington is well positioned to be a global leader in implementation science. The PhD in Metrics and Implementation Science, launched in 2012, is the first program of its kind in the United States, and paves the way for further innovation in research, teaching, and service at the School of Public Health and the university.
Existing and planned resources in Dissemination and Implementation Science at UW:
If you have questions about the dissemination and implementation science faculty position, please contact the chair of the committee, Professor Steve Gloyd Gloyd@u.washington.edu or Professor Jeff Harris firstname.lastname@example.org