Director, D&I Graduate Certificate
Implementation Scientist, ACCORDS 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.
Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD
Co‐Director, D&I Graduate Certificate
Co‐Director, D&I Research Program, University of California San Diego
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine Research Methodology: Dissemination and implementation science, integration of research into practice, stakeholder engagement, real-world, pragmatic study designs, synthesis of measurement instruments, use of theories and frameworks, designing for dissemination and implementation, development of reviews, toolkits, and decision aids for dissemination and implementation research, review of E‐health interventions Topic areas: Broad application of the above-described methodology to studies of cancer prevention and care, development, and evaluation of cancer prognostic tools, coordination of care, ischemic heart disease in the context of diverse community-and clinic‐based settings including academic, safety net, and integrated delivery systems, VA, and rural and low-income settings.
Director, Investigator, ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Program
Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado
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 Program
Professor 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. She has extensive experience as an implementation scientist, qualitative and mixed methods researcher, health educator, and practice-based research director. She has participated in primary care research for over 20 years which includes serving as a Principal Investigator on NIH, AHRQ, and foundation grants. Methodologically, she has expertise in the use of qualitative and mixed methods to inform research questions and is skilled in utilizing theoretical models as a lens in which one can understand how implementation works and to produce generalizable findings regarding the how, why, who, and what of interventions. Dr. Holtrop has directed large studies with extensive qualitative components incorporating both theoretical models as a guide as well as grounded theoretical approaches and is skilled in facilitating focus groups, depth, and cognitive task analysis interviews, analyzing qualitative data utilizing Atlas.ti, developing logic models and conducting analysis using qualitative comparative analysis. A large focus of her work has been studying the implementation of health promotion and chronic disease management in primary care. Finally, she is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) with expertise in patient education and health behavior change, including motivational interviewing, which are applied to intervention development in programs and approaches in a variety of settings.
Dr. Dorsey Holliman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Core at the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). She specializes in the use of qualitative and mixed methods in health services research, and is skilled at health policy and program evaluation. Dr. Dorsey Holliman’s research focuses on health disparities and inequalities due to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and social and structural factors. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, she was the founding Director of the Qualitative Core for the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. Dr. Dorsey Holliman earned her B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Central University, a M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver.
D2V Dissemination & Academic Industry Collaboration Core
Director, ACCORDS Education Program
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Investigator, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family 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 an 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 Consortium for Health 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 the 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 directs the ACCORDS Education program as well as the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Dissemination & Implementation Research Core.
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. Continuing her education, most recently she earned an MS 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 Center for Women’s Health Research. She is funded by a K23 career development award from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and was previously funded by a KL2 award from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Her overarching research goal is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes by overcoming barriers to physical activity and by optimally controlling other cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension. To achieve this overarching goal, Dr. Huebschmann seeks to work with clinics and communities to implement evidence-based programs to promote physical activity for people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Professor of Public Health, Washington University, St. Louis
Dr. Brownson directs the Prevention Research Center, a center that develops innovative approaches to chronic disease prevention through translational research. He leads a large number of other research and training projects funded by a broad array of federal and foundation sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is an associate editor of the Annual Review of Public Health and on the editorial board of six other journals. Brownson is the editor or author of 14 books including “Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control,” “Evidence‐Based Public Health,” and “Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice.” He is the past‐president of the American College of Epidemiology and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. Brownson is also active in the American Public Health Association.
Founding Dean, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health at Loyola University
Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
Although Dr. Morrato departed the Colorado School of Public Health in 2020 to found the new Loyola University School of Public Health, she remains an esteemed adjunct professor in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy. She was trained as an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University and boardcertified in public health. Her research focuses on accelerating the translation of medical innovation and drug warnings into clinical practice. Dr. Morrato’s public health practice has contributed to federal policies to promote the safe and appropriate use of medicines, and she regularly advises the FDA on national issues of drug safety and risk management. Leveraging her additional training in marketing and work in industry settings, Dr. Morrato led the University of Colorado’s iCorps program for several years, training researchers to understand stakeholders/end‐users’ perspectives of value for the research programs they are developing.
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