Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations

This symposium is presented by Dr. Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza and the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS). 

Symposium Abstract: Dr. Curran will provide an overview of “hybrid effectiveness-implementation” research designs.  These designs combine elements of clinical effectiveness research/trials with implementation research/trials in order to speed translations of research findings into routine practice and to more fully explicate the relationship between levels and quality of implementation and clinical outcomes.  He will review current trends in the use of these designs, provide examples of strong designs across the hybrid design continuum, and offer recommendations for design specifications, outcome measurement, and reporting.  Dr. Curran will also discuss potential barriers to the application of hybrid designs and offer solutions. 

Speaker: Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD

Dr. Curran is a medical sociologist.  He is Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  His broad research area has been health services research, with focus areas in 1) predictors of treatment engagement and outcomes for mental health and substance use disorders, and 2) diffusion of innovation in a variety of health care settings (e.g., specialty care, primary care, and community settings).  For the past 15+ years he has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and test a range of implementation strategies designed to support the uptake and sustainment of evidence-based practices.  Dr. Curran also has written widely on research design and methodology in implementation science.  He is the Director of the Center for Implementation Research at UAMS. 

Please RSVP by November 30.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Harris Building, First Floor Conference Room
3300 Whitehaven St., N.W., Washington

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Special Events, Research


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Georgetown University Medical Center, Biomedical Graduate Education, Clinical and Translational Research




Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD

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