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Dissemination and Implementation Seminar and Affinity Network Launch

This event last occurred Jan. 25, 2019

Moving science toward real-world relevance and impact: Why does it matter?

Researchers and faculty from the College of Health Solutions, as well as members of the medical community, will discuss how to speed the translation of basic discovery into real-world applications to impact the health of Arizonans. Sessions will feature translational research from across the translational science spectrum. Seminar participants will have the opportunity to identify key research questions and will plan and discuss research that is relevant in our communities.        

Plenary speakers include:

  • Jon Ford, director of strategic initiatives Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • Bob England, MD, MPH, former director of Public Health Maricopa County Public Health System
  • Woodrow Myers Jr., MD chief medical officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

College of Health Solutions faculty include:


What is D&I?
Dissemination research is the scientific study of the targeted distribution of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience. The intent is to understand how best to spread and sustain knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions. Implementation research is the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings in order to improve patient outcomes and benefit population health.

What is an Affinity Network?
Affinity Networks (ANs) are self-organizing knowledge networks composed of individuals interested in exploring or developing topics, methods and approaches that foster new knowledge, information and approaches that can be disseminated and implemented in the College of Health Solutions, ASU and beyond. These networks focus on methodology, providing a place for faculty and staff to work on concepts, methods and skills.

People meeting around a table

Mercado C Building Room C145

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For More Information Contact:

Stephanie Brennhofer
College of Health Solutions