Implementation research evaluates the use of strategies to integrate evidence-based interventions into real-world settings to improve patient outcomes and create generalizable knowledge. The workshop will share the key principles of implementation research and look at how to design a study using these principles.

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD MPH is Professor of Medical Social Science and Director for the Ryan Family Center for Global Primary Care in the Havey Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Trained in medicine and HIV, Dr Hirschhorn is an expert in implementation research and improvement science and patient centered outcome research, actively applying these methods to improve the quality and equity of care in resource limited settings including primary care, healthy aging, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, She has served in leadership positions in a number of initiatives including as commissioner for the Lancet Global Health Commission on high quality health systems and consultant to WHO in work to measure and improve quality in fragile and conflict settings.

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