IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE AND HEALTH OUTCOMES (ISHO) CORE
The Implementation Science and Health Outcomes (ISHO) Core address the HIV Center theme, The Science of Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (EtE): Efficacy to Effectiveness at Scale, by catalyzing innovative Implementation Science research that identifies and tests strategies to optimize “real-world” uptake and impact of effective HIV prevention and care continua interventions at scale. The ISHO core seeks to
- To stimulate new research and collaborations to improve key outcomes along the HIV prevention and care continua, by
- Using an innovative affinity group model for implementing Scientific Work Groups (SWGs) that provide mentoring and foster collaborations in IS research for early stage as well as established investigators;
- Providing expert consultation on IS conceptual frameworks, strategies, and research study designs for adaptation, sustainable implementation, dissemination, and scale-up of evidence-based interventions by organizations, communities, and health systems.
- To advance new IS research to prevent or reduce HIV-related health disparities that are driven by suboptimal intervention implementation or by psychiatric and other comorbidities, including studies that
- Address multi-level barriers to uptake of and sustained engagement in evidence-based HIV prevention, treatment, and care interventions among vulnerable populations and in critical geographic areas and/or practice settings; and
- Examine the impact of integrating evidence-based screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness, substance use, and other co-morbidities in order meet the meet the challenge of incorporating individualized or differentiated care needs into HIV prevention and care programs.
- To promote the use of health policy analysis, policy modeling, and economic evaluation to bridge the evidence-practice and evidence-policy gaps that drive suboptimal population-based implementation (e.g., roll-out and scale-up) and disparities.
Bisrat Abraham, MD, MPH
Abigail Baim-Lance, PhD
Batya Elul, PhD
Christian Grov, PhD
Andrea Howard, MD
Erika Martin, PhD
Lisa Metsch, PhD
Angela Parcesepe, PhD
Sapana Patel, PhD
Morgan Philbin, PhD
Annika Sweetland, DrPH