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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

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To conduct research to develop, evaluate, and disseminate health promotion and disease prevention programs in diverse settings and populations.

Upcoming Workshops

The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) and UTHealth School of Public Health Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research are hosting the inaugural Texas Institute for Implementation Science Conference and Workshop. This event will be held virtually and there is no cost to attend. More information and registration details may be found on the event webpage

This conference is designed to explore the evolution, current state, and future research agenda in implementation science through a series of four seminars featuring lectures by leading experts in the field of implementation science and a facilitated, interactive panel discussion with lecturers. Attendees will learn about implementation science theory, implementation strategy development, selection and tailoring, study design, evaluation approaches, and real-world application of implementation science.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

The conference this year will be held as a series of four virtual seminars. Seminar registration is open to all.

Registration for individual or multiple seminars can be found here

Date

Event

September 15, 2020

2-3pm CT

Introduction to Implementation Science

Maria Fernandez, PhD & Bijal Balasubramanian, PhD

September 29, 2020

2-3pm CT 

Improving Technical Assistance and Improving Readiness to Implement Evidence-based Interventions: Stepping Over the Gap Between Research and Practice! 

Abe Wandersman, PhD

October 27, 2020

2-3pm CT 

Lecture and discussion with Geoff Curran, PhD

December 1, 2020

2-3pm CT 

Lecture and discussion with J.D. Smith, PhD

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