Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science Graduate Certificate Program

Core Competencies

The certificate program courses have been mapped to core D&I competencies including the following:

  • recognizing the level of evidence required to justify disseminating a program
  • developing a rationale for selecting a D&I model or framework to guide one’s study design
  • designing pragmatic interventions
  • selecting appropriate process/outcome measures
  • engaging key stakeholders to select the appropriate implementation strategies for a given context
  • using study designs that assess and plan for adaptations, sustainability, and future dissemination
  • conducting transparent evaluations of implementation strategies that address generalizability, costs and health equity
  • balancing the need for site adaptations with internal validity needs
  • use of mixed methods approaches for evaluation of D&I studies