Implementation Science Work Group

 

Implementation Science Work Group

Co-chairs:

Jennifer Bell
Amanda Midboe

Project Manager:

Lily Katsovich

Work Group Co-Chairs – Qualifications and Experience

Amanda Midboe, PhD is a clinical/health psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i), affiliated with Stanford University. She is a Co-PI of two VA QUERI programs (implementation science branch of research and QI in the VA), including one focused on improving pain-related outcomes in Veterans. Across her 10 years at the VA she has led research and quality improvement projects related to chronic pain and risky opioid prescribing in the VA and acquired expertise in implementation science and medical informatics. Her work has included evaluations in various stages, including basic research and pre-implementation work, and she understands the value of identifying potential implementation challenges as early as possible.

Work Group Goals

The IS WG supports the PMC projects in developing and integrating state-of-the-science dissemination and implementation methods and practices that will facilitate the uptake of evidence-based findings into healthcare settings with the aim of improving health and well-being of service members and veterans. First and foremost, the Co-Chairs will provide Project PIs with IS consultation on each of the PMC projects. Collaboratively, the aims and deliverables for the IS WG will be developed. The collective work across the projects will help inform policy guidance and best practices for the military and veteran health care systems.