LLUSPH Hosts Virtual Workshop

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LLUSPH hosts workshop on Implementation Science

On May 11-12, 2021, our school had the distinct privilege of hosting a two-day, virtual workshop on implementation science, an intensive orientation training organized and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  The purpose of this workshop was to provide participants with an orientation to implementation science, which addresses the gap between research evidence and routine practice.

Many evidence-based interventions, developed from research findings, can be implemented to advance health, and reduce health disparities, but the use of these interventions is often limited. Implementation science focuses on the best strategies to accelerate the uptake of evidence-based interventions and programs that can improve the public’s health and life expectancy.

During the welcome to participants, Helen Hopp Marshak, Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH), remarked, “Even though our school and institution has enjoyed successes in advancing the knowledge base of lifestyle or behavioral considerations in health and longevity, we know those benefits have not been fully realized outside of our blue region of Loma Linda. This workshop will begin to lay the foundation for that understanding of how to translate evidence into action in diverse contexts.” 

The workshop was designed for students, faculty, public health practitioners, researchers, and community health workers at all stages in their careers, interested in understanding the rationale for and application of implementation science and its importance to public health. The event was well attended from across the LLU campus as well as outside of the university and participants were actively engaged on both days of the workshop.

Participants expressed high levels of interest and enthusiasm in receiving more training on the subject, leading Dr. McCleary and Dr. Percy-Laurry to explore future learning opportunities for the LLU campus, alumni, and local community. 

“This represents an exciting area for potential scholarship in our school and for our campus. It really fits well with our mission and values as an institution. It is just one of many ways that our school continues to strive in our efforts to remain relevant and impactful,” says Dean Hopp Marshak. 

If you would like to explore the content from the workshop, please visit here to access the meeting’s University Library Services web portal.  We would like to stay connected with you when future offerings are planned by the school. Thanks for your interest!  

Dr. Karl McCleary, Associate Dean for Strategy in the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, acted as administrative organizer for this event, working closely with Dr. Antoinette Percy-Laurry, the event’s scientific chair from NIH.  This workshop was a collaborative effort involving many individuals from the Loma Linda University campus, including LLU’s Office of Staff Development, the School of Public Health (SPH) Office of Strategy Management, SPH Finance, SPH Communications, the LLU Del Web Library, and LLU Educational Technology Services. Dr. Percy-Laurry recruited several visiting faculty members with expertise in dissemination and implementation science to conduct these sessions.  The faculty presenters and facilitators included:

A two-day, virtual workshop on implementation science hosted by LLUSPH, an intensive orientation training organized and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Percy-Laurry

Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH

Lead Public Health Advisor, Implementation Science Division of Cancer Control and Population Science, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

Antoinette Percy-Laurry,  DrPH, MSPH

Dr. Borsika Rabin

Borsika Rabin, Ph.D, MPH, PharmD

Assistant Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science Co-Director, UC San Diego Dissemination and Implementation Science Center, University of California San Diego, CA

Borsika Rabin,  Ph.D, MPH, PharmD

Dr. Stadnick

Nicole Stadnick, Ph.D, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and Director of Dissemination and Evaluation, UC San Diego Dissemination and Implementation Science Center, UC San Diego, CA

Nicole Stadnick,  Ph.D, MPH

Dr. Boustani

Maya Boustani, Ph.D, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Behavioral Health Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Maya Boustani,  Ph.D, MS

Dr. Bender

Miriam Bender, Ph.D, RN

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing University of California Irvine, CA

Miriam Bender,  Ph.D, RN