Adult & Child Center for Outcomes Research & Delivery Science
Mission & Vision
We use partner engagement and pragmatic D&I models, methods and measures to:
Build D&I capacity among scientists, healthcare settings and communities;
Develop, test and disseminate sustainable, generalizable and equitable solutions to real world health problems; and
Consult with and train those interested in applying D&I methods
We aspire to advance D&I science and application by:
Conducting and collaborating on cutting edge T3-T4 pragmatic research on: designing for dissemination and equity, shared decision making, planning for and evaluating reach, implementation, and sustainability, and the adaptation of interventions.
Helping increase the success of CU Anschutz researchers in increasing funding, publications and impact
Providing high quality training and educational opportunities including a D&I certificate program, courses, workshops, conferences, mentorship, and web based learning
Developing, testing and using interactive on-line resources and support for patients and community groups, medical and public health students, trainees and faculty researchers
Creating collaborative learning partnerships with diverse clinical and community settings to translate research into practice more quickly and successfully
Director, Investigator, ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Program
Dr. Glasgow is Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Program of ACCORDS and research professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to Fall 2013, he was Deputy Director for Implementation Science in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science at the U. S. National Cancer Institute (http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/). Dr. Glasgow is an implementation scientist and evaluation expert who has worked on many transdisciplinary research issues including chronic illness self-management, worksite health promotion, primary care based interventions, and community-based prevention programs involving community health centers.
Senior Implementation Scientist, ACCORDS; Associate Director, ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Research ProgramProfessor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Holtrop is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine and Senior Implementation Scientist with the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine;Investigator, ACCORDS; Director of Dissemination & Implementation, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)
Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH is an Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010, following a MSPH from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005. She holds a BS in Chemistry and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University (’01). As an investigator in the University of Colorado’s Adult & Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), she conducts pragmatic, patient-centered research and evaluation on health and health care in a variety of areas. With an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods, her work addresses the integration of physical and behavioral health, chronic disease self-management, improving processes and systems of care to achieve the Quadruple Aim, pragmatic trials using electronic health data, and enhancing quality of life for patients and care partners. She works with patients and other stakeholders at all phases of research, from prioritization, to design, implementation, and dissemination of research. She mentors and teaches students, trainees, and fellow faculty on Designing for Dissemination to ensure that research innovations are efficiently and effectively adopted, used, and sustained in real world settings to improve health and well-being for all. Dr. Kwan is a member of the ACCORDS D&I program and directs the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Dissemination & Implementation Research Core.
Implementation Scientist, Dissemination & Implementation Science Program Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Dr. Studts’ mixed methods research focuses on the systematic adaptation and implementation of evidence-based health promotion interventions with underserved populations. She has a strong interest in increasing access to interventions enhancing parenting skills and parent-child relationships, particularly those that help prevent or reduce the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). In addition to leading her own program of community-engaged research, Dr. Studts serves as an implementation scientist on teams studying implementation in a variety of topical areas, including lung cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity practices in child care settings, sexual risk reduction, diagnostic testing after failed newborn hearing screens, and others.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Mónica Pérez Jolles, PhD, MA, joined ACCORDS D&I in May 2022 as an Associate Professor. She is a health services and implementation scientist seeking to close the health gap through team-based science. Her focus brings together scientists from various backgrounds to support Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in their efforts to implement complex interventions; particularly family-centered and trauma-informed care. Projects include a PCORI-funded Eugene Engagement Award developing a toolkit to increase the capacity of behavioral health care providers to engage in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), and a randomized CER study aimed at increasing parent activation skills for Latinx parents with children in need of mental health services. Currently, she leads a NIMH-funded pilot study using implementation mapping to refine a multi-faceted implementation strategy supporting pediatric screenings addressing toxic stress and trauma in community-based primary care settings, using a stepped-wedge pragmatic trial. Dr Pérez Jolles research has been recognized nationally as she has been the recipient of two leading fellowships supported by the National Institutes of Health. That is, the CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services) Training Institute, and the Implementation Research Institute (R25 MH08091606).
Associate Professor, Clinician-Investigator, Division of General Internal MedicineLead Scientist, Community Education, and Outreach, University of Colorado Center for Women’s Health Research
Dr. Huebschmann began her education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a BS in Environmental Engineering. She earned her medical degree in 2000 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During her NHLBI-funded K23 award, she earned an MSc in Clinical Sciences in 2015 at the University of Colorado. Dr. Huebschmann is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine with the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research. She has been funded to conduct health outcomes research to treat and prevent chronic diseases by the National Institutes of Health and other funders since 2011. She is the founding director of the ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Science Graduate Certificate. Her overarching research goal is to implement evidence-based programs to reduce the burden of chronic disease with attention to health equity.
Dr. Tyler is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado and serves as the Director of Quality Improvement for the Section of Hospital Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and did her residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Tyler is fellowship trained in health services research and implementation science. She completed the SCORE (Sub-specialists Clinical Outcomes Research) fellowship at ACCORDS, and was a scholar in the National Institutes of Science (NIH) Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) and the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) IMPlementation to Achieve Clinical Transformation (IMPACT) K12. She completed her Master of Science in Clinical Science and has advanced training in improvement science through the Advanced Improvements Methods (AIM) course at the James M Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. As an implementation scientist, Dr. Tyler’s research focuses on “de-implementation” to identify processes and strategies to stop or reduce over-testing and over-treatment that can be broadly adapted to varied contexts and disease processes to improve the delivery of guideline concordant, evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes.
Director, Colorado Program for Patient-Centered DecisionsProfessor of Medicine
Dr. Dan Matlock is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative care. His research is aimed at fundamentally changing and improving how patients make decisions around invasive technologies. He has been funded under an NIH career development award, three NHLBI RO1s (two Co-I, one PI), and four PCORI projects studying shared decision making among older adults making decisions around invasive technologies. He has participated in the American College of Cardiology’s shared decision making task force and he is also an active participant of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards writing committee. Recently, he has also been named Director of Implementation Research for the Denver Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.
Hillary Lum is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at theUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, and research physician at the VA Eastern Colorado GeriatricsResearch Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). She is a geriatrician, palliative medicine physician and researcher. Dr. Lum’swork focuses on improving care for older adults with serious illnesses, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and family care partners. She is particularly interested in designing real-world interventions with diverse older adult stakeholder input for primary care and community settings. Her work includes design and testing of novel interventions to improve patient-centered outcomes related to advance care planning, use of the patient portal, telehealth to reach older rural veterans, and virtual reality and music therapy. She mentors trainees and junior faculty through her roles as Co-Director for the Clinical Faculty Scholars Program, NIA T32 Palliative Care and Aging Fellowship Program Executive Leadership Team, and the GRECC.