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.

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Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science
818 S Wolcott Ave, SRH – 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 355-1857
Fax: (312) 996-6893

Email: [email protected]

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Strategic Objectives

  1. To be an international leader in high-impact implementation science research for diverse health problems that disproportionately impact underserved and marginalized populations.
  2. To nimbly and efficiently support research on implementation science topics related to different health problems.
  3. To promote and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations poised to address cutting-edge implementation research questions using novel methodologies and innovative statistical approaches.
  4. To develop and support a new cadre of US and international implementation science.

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.