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CDIS 2022 Summer Internship Program accepting applications through March 31st

The goal of the CDIS Summer Internship Program is to introduce or strengthen research skills, professional development skills, and knowledge of implementation science of undergraduates or those who have recently graduated. Interns support the efforts of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) to advance the field of dissemination and implementation science in the [...]

By |2022-02-15T14:30:37-06:00February 8th, 2022|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS 2022 Summer Internship Program accepting applications through March 31st

Julie Bobitt, PhD, edits an implementation science special issue of Public Policy & Aging Report

Julie Bobitt, PhD, guest edited a special issue of Public Policy & Aging Report, "Implementation Science: A Critical Tool for Research Utilization and Policy Evaluation." Published in February 2022, articles in this special issue in which the articles discuss how implementation science can and has informed the implementation of aging-related evidence-based practices (EBPs) in a variety [...]

By |2022-02-08T12:09:03-06:00February 8th, 2022|DOM CDIS News, DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Julie Bobitt, PhD, edits an implementation science special issue of Public Policy & Aging Report

Associations between racial microaggressions, coping, racial/ethnic identity, and mental health in Black girls and women

CDIS scholars, in partnership with Aerika Brittian Loyd and colleagues from University of California, Riverside, published a new investigation into the associations between racial microaggressions, coping, racial/ethnic identity, and mental health in Black girls and women in the Journal of Research on Adolescence. Racial microaggressions pose significant risk to health and well-being among Black adolescents [...]

By |2022-01-25T17:02:29-06:00January 25th, 2022|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Associations between racial microaggressions, coping, racial/ethnic identity, and mental health in Black girls and women

CDIS researchers explore the changing cannabis culture among older Americans

Monte Staton, PhD Julie Bobitt, PhD CDIS researchers recently published findings in Drugs: Educations, Prevention, and Policy examining what influences older adults’ cannabis use and perceived outcomes of cannabis use. Using an inductive thematic analysis to code and theme focus group transcripts, the authors found that medical culture, physical age effects, [...]

By |2022-01-25T14:39:59-06:00January 25th, 2022|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on CDIS researchers explore the changing cannabis culture among older Americans

New study reports mask-wearing experiences of adults with asthma

Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago conducted an online survey of 501 adults with asthma to better understand the extent of, and the problems related to, mask use in the era of COVID-19.  Even though study participants almost uniformly adhered to mask wearing in public, 84% experienced discomfort, and [...]

By |2022-01-25T14:51:52-06:00January 25th, 2022|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on New study reports mask-wearing experiences of adults with asthma

Study yields promising findings for the mental health impact of IMARA-SA

CDIS researchers, in partnership with investigators at the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation conducted a pilot test of Informed Motivated Aware and Responsible Adolescents and Adults- South Africa (IMARA-SA) on anxiety, depression, and trauma in South African adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). IMARA-SA is an empirically supported culturally adapted family-based HIV-prevention program. The study found that mental health is [...]

By |2022-01-25T14:53:44-06:00January 25th, 2022|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Study yields promising findings for the mental health impact of IMARA-SA

Spring Course on Dissemination and Implementation Science (IPHS 494)

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) is offering a course on Dissemination and Implementation Science (IPHS 494) this spring 2022 on Thursdays at 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm online via synchronous instruction. The course combines on-line and in-person lectures and group activities and will address theories and frameworks, research methods, and innovative designs, [...]

By |2022-02-08T11:39:14-06:00December 8th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on Spring Course on Dissemination and Implementation Science (IPHS 494)

A Technology-Based Training Tool for a Health Promotion and Sex Education Program for Justice-Involved Youth: Development and Usability Study

Nyssa Snow-Hill, PhD, Geri Donenberg, PhD, and Brenikki Floyd, PhD, recently published development and usability findings (JMIR Formative Research) from a completed SBIR Phase I study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. With colleagues David Smith, PhD, and Ed Feil, PhD from Influents Innovations, Inc., the team developed and pilot tested a prototype technology-based training tool that teaches [...]

By |2022-02-01T12:26:56-06:00September 30th, 2021|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on A Technology-Based Training Tool for a Health Promotion and Sex Education Program for Justice-Involved Youth: Development and Usability Study

CDIS Colloquium Series – Ana Baumann, PhD

How to Do Equitable Implementation Research? Thoughts of a Learner Thursday, September 9th, 2021 1:30PM – 3:00PM  via Zoom Register in advance: https://go.uic.edu/CDIS_Colloquium_Sept9 Ana Baumann, PhD Assistant Professor of Surgery Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery Washington University School of Medicine Ana Baumann's research agenda focuses on identifying strategies to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of [...]

By |2022-01-25T15:01:09-06:00August 11th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS Colloquium Series – Ana Baumann, PhD

CDIS Researchers present health disparities symposium at Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference

Brianna Griggs, MPH, Kate Merrill, PhD, and Nyssa Snow-Hill, PhD presented a symposium at the 18th Biennial Conference for the Society for Community Research and Action – “Using Innovative Health Promotion Programs and Implementation Strategies to Address Health Disparities among Black Youth”. This symposium reviewed three innovative strategies for implementing evidence-based programs (EBP) in settings serving [...]

By |2022-01-25T15:00:57-06:00July 29th, 2021|DOM CDIS News|Comments Off on CDIS Researchers present health disparities symposium at Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference
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