A new field of study, implementation science works by addressing bottlenecks, testing interventions, and evaluating the real impact of programs to help inform global health practice. This approach focuses on on-the-ground personnel, making it particularly relevant to global health, a field that relies on the sustainability of health interventions in challenging environments.
Implementation Science Overview
The Department of Global Health is a leader in implementation science and its Implementation Science Program involves a growing array of research and educational activities that span across the Department's centers, programs, and initiatives (notably the Center for AIDS Research Implementation Scientific Working group, Health Alliance International, International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), and the Kenya Research and Training Center). Led by Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH.
The two-week intensive summer course is a collaboration between the Department of Global Health and The Evidence Project, a global implementation science project focused on family planning and reproductive health. The intended course audience is researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners working in the fields of family planning and reproductive health, including HIV/STI prevention and control in low and middle income settings. Applications are typically due in early Spring.