Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research

Event Details

Monday, April 23, 2012
4:00-6:00 pm
Hospital for Sick Children
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute
Room 1218, 123 Edward Street

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The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) is a model that has been proposed by Laura Damschroder, Julie Lowery, David Aron, Rosalind Keith, Susan Kirsh, and Jeffery Alexander. They are based at the United States Veterans Health Administration in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The CFIR was built from a review of existing theories of knowledge transfer, by identifying common constructs. The model has five domains: intervention characteristics, outer setting, inner setting, characteristics of the individuals involved, and the process of implementation. Dr. Lowery will go through the model and will talk about its applicability in evaluating the effectiveness of implementations in specific settings, focusing on sustainability and dissemination to other settings. She will highlight research using the model since its inception in 2009.

Speaker: Dr. Julie Lowery

Julie Lowery
Julie Lowery

Julie Lowery is Associate Director of the VA Health Services R&D Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, where she has worked since 1979. She is also the Implementation Research Coordinator for the VA’s Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, which is part of a VA system-wide effort aimed at implementing research findings and innovations into routine clinical practice. She received her PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, where she specialized in operations research and information systems in health care. She has a BS in Microbiology and a Master’s in Health Services Administration, also from the University of Michigan. Her primary research interest is in the implementation of evidence-based practices and evaluation of the implementation process. She has extensive experience in the design and conduct of quasi-experimental, multi-site studies for evaluating alternative healthcare delivery systems. Dr. Lowery worked with Ms. Laura Damschroder (Diabetes QUERI co-Implementation Research Coordinator) to develop the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.

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