Broadly speaking, my research focuses on advancing the science of implementation of evidence-based practices and programs in health care and public health settings. To date, I have been involved in several implementation studies across a variety of health areas and settings. For example, I recently conducted a study to assess barriers toward adopting an evidence-based HIV linkage-to-care intervention among U.S. policymakers (i.e., city, state and territory health department AIDS directors). Currently, I am investigating factors associated with post-funding sustainability of evidence-based HIV prevention interventions in community-based organizations. In addition, some of my collaborative work has focused on estimating the distribution readiness of organizations in low- and middle-income countries; understanding dental practitioners use of evidence-based practice; and identifying barriers toward the adoption of a computerized clinical-decision support tool among surgeons.
I have also participated in several activities aimed at advancing the science and practice of implementation in health. In collaboration with Joe McCannon and Brian Mittman, I co-chaired a state-of-the-art conference on scale-up and spread in health (2010). Currently, I am teaching a MPH-level course in Dissemination and Implementation in Health at UAB. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of the Implementation Network e-Newsletter and website (formerly the Dissemination and Implementation in Health e-Newsletter).