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Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Ross C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz, and Enola K. Proctor


Fifteen to twenty years is how long it takes for the billions of dollars of university-based research to translate into evidence-based policies and programs suitable for public use. Over the past decade, an exciting science has emerged that seeks to narrow the gap between the discovery of new knowledge and its application in public health, mental health, and health care settings. Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research seeks to understand how to best apply scientific advances in the real world, by focusing on pushing the evidence-based knowledge base out into routine use. To help prope ... More

Keywords: university-based research, evidence-based politics, dissemination and implementation, D&I, health, policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross C. Brownson, editor
Washington University in St. Louis

Graham A. Colditz, editor
Washington University in St. Louis

Enola K. Proctor, editor
Washington University in St. Louis

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Section One Background

Section Two Theory and Approaches

Section Three Design and Analysis

Section Four Setting- and population-specific dissemination and implementation

End Matter