This webinar, designed primarily for researchers, featured two leading researchers who discussed the design and methods of conducting studies in the area of implementation science as it relates to policy, practice, and environmental changes to promote physical activity. The presentations defined the field of implementation science, introduced implementation theories and outcome models, methods used, and addressed the challenges in this field of study, lessons learned, and recommendations for other researchers who are looking carry out their policy studies. Dr. Paul Estabrooks provided a brief overview of implementation science theories and models, research designs, and outcome assessment. Dr. Keshia Pollack discussed the use of multiple and mixed-methods for implementation science, highlighting the application of these methods for physical activity research.
The webinar recording is available at the above link. A PDF of the presentations slides as well as questions and answers from the webinar are available below.
Implementation Science and Re-Aim Model, Paul Estabrooks, PhD, Virginia Tech
Multiple and Mixed-Methods for Implementation Research, Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Paul Estabrooks, PhD, Professor, Virginia Tech
Paul Estabrooks is a professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech and the Senior Director of Research for Carilion Clinic. Dr. Estabrooks’ work uses integrated research-practice partnerships with a goal to develop broad reaching health promotion strategies that can effectively increase and maintain healthful lifestyle behaviors at the individual level and lead to sustainable programs, policies, and practices at the organizational level.
Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Keshia M. Pollack, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Associate Director of Training and Education for the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Pollack’s research uses injury epidemiology, health impact assessment, and translational research to advance policies that create healthy environments where people can live, work, play, and travel safely. Dr. Pollack also leads, with ALR, the CDC-supported Physical Activity Policy Research Network Plus (PAPRN+).
Chad Spoon, MRP, Active Living Research, webinar moderator
Chad is Communications & Partnership Manager for Active Living Research, where he focuses on providing credible and action-oriented research results that address the root causes of childhood obesity and physical inactivity. He offers ongoing technical assistance and training to researchers and practitioners and assists with the translation and dissemination of research results.