Founded in 2017, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS), housed in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, seeks to increase knowledge of the processes that promote or inhibit the adoption of evidence-based interventions in real-life settings in the US and globally. CDIS scholars are engaged in research on the determinants (e.g., facilitators, barriers), strategies, and constraints of implementation, new and innovative research methods, solutions to implementation challenges, and implementation outcomes on diverse public health problems with the goal to strengthen health equity and reduce health disparities among underserved populations.
Our mission is to advance implementation research, practice, and education with community partners to achieve local and global health.
Our vision is to build a healthier world through implementation science.
CDIS scholars draw on theories and principles from diverse fields, including but not limited to behavioral and social sciences, public health, medicine, economics, and public policy, and recognize key components of translational research. Key focus areas of the Center are mental health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention and treatment, and urban and global health.