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Recent News

UIC Town Hall: Feedback Session on the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science in Health Disparities

Dear Colleagues, Please join us to discuss the formal establishment of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science in Health Disparities in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago. CDIS was established to advance implementation research, practice, [...]

IMPAACT SBSC SpotLight – Mental Health & Trauma in Research and the Populations We Serve

This month, the IMPAACT Social Behavioral Scientific Core SpotLight Series will feature a moderated panel discussing mental health and trauma in research and the populations we serve. Panelists include Mary Fabri, PsyD; Geri Donenberg, PhD; and Dorothy Dow, MD, MSc. [...]

Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers

Ashley Kendall, PhD has received funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to conduct a Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers. Juvenile justice officers [...]

CDIS Colloquium Series – J.D. Smith, PhD

Use of the Implementation Research Logic Model (IRLM) for Trials Utilizing Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Approaches Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:00am-12:30pm 909 S Wolcott Ave, COMRB Room 2175, Zoom Link Available Register in advance: https://go.uic.edu/CDIS_Colloquium_Sept2022 J.D. Smith, PhD Associate Professor Director of [...]

The process of adapting a sexual health intervention for Black early adolescents: a stakeholder engagement approach

CDIS researchers recently published the process of adapting IMARA, a mother-daughter sexual and reproductive health intervention originally designed for Black adolescent girls aged 14-18 years to meet the needs of early adolescent girls ages 11-13 years. This process included three [...]

Identifying unique barriers to implementing rural emergency department-based peer services for opioid use disorder through qualitative comparison with urban sites

CDIS faculty, Monte Staton, PhD, CDIS faculty affiliate, Dennis Watson, PhD, and UIC Mile Square physician, Nicole Gastala, MD published their work on emergency department-based interventions for engaging patients presenting with opioid use disorder. Their study focused on addressing gaps [...]

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Mission and Vision

“The Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science is committed to the advancement of implementation science research, practice, and education, in partnership with communities, to reduce health disparities. We are striving to build a healthier and more equitable world through implementation science.”

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CDIS Director Geri Donenberg, PhD
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Works in Progress

monthly on the first Monday at 12:00 pm via Zoom

where faculty, staff, students, and others interested in dissemination and implementation-related research can meet monthly to:

  • share their work
  • receive feedback about ideas
  • explore potential partnerships
  • stay connected to D&I science at UIC
Consulting Services

as needed upon request

formal study design-related consulting by appointment for researchers. Areas of consultation include (but are not limited to):

  • grant review
  • framework/theory selection
  • methodological guidance
  • implementation measure selection
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