Implementation science has come of age in recent years, facilitated by significant VA leadership. As the most applied of the clinical sciences, partnership with the delivery system in implementation science is not icing on the cake, but the cake itself. This presentation will tackle the promise and pitfalls of such partnerships, with an emphasis on the work that Dr. Asch and his mentees have undertaken. He also will discuss how junior researchers are productively engaged in this work.
Intended audience: Investigators interested in partnered implementation science research.