Supporting Research in Pain Management for Veterans and Military Service Members
Supporting Research in Pain Management for Veterans and Military Service Members

Implementation Science Work Group

Detailed attention to the methods and strategies employed in pragmatic clinical trials is important to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based practice and research into regular clinical use. With the aim of improving health and well-being of service members and veterans, the Implementation Science Work Group supports the pragmatic trials in developing and integrating the latest dissemination and implementation methods, as well as practices that facilitate the uptake of evidence-based findings into healthcare settings. The collective work across the projects will help inform policy guidance and best practices for the military and veteran health care systems.


Amanda Midboe, PhD

Project Manager:

Lily Katsovich

Work Group Goals

Work Group Chair – 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.

Featured Work Group Presentations and Papers

Challenges and Opportunities to Integrate Evidence-based Complementary Interventions into Traditional Healthcare Settings

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Hot Topic Webinar: Implementation Science and Complementary Health Interventions.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This segment features a presentation by PMC Implementation Science Work Group Chair Amanda Midboe, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the NCCIH webinar series.

Watch the full webinar here: