Founded in 2017, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS), housed in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, focuses on the processes that promote or inhibit the adoption of evidence-based and empirically-supported interventions in real-life settings in the US and globally. CDIS scholars examine the facilitators, barriers, and constraints to implementation, potential solutions to these factors, and the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, health maintenance, acceptability, equity, and fidelity of interventions and programs. CDIS research seeks to identify and test new and innovative methodologies for diverse and underserved populations.
The mission of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science is to advance of 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 integrates theories and principles from diverse fields, including but not limited to behavioral and social sciences, public health, medicine, economics, and public policy, recognizing 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.