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Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS)

Summer & Fall 2019

Upcoming Events:

November 18-20, 2019:   Dr. Malabika Sarker, PhD, Director of Center of Excellence for Science of Implementation & Scale Up at BRAC university, visits CMIPS; presentation on 11/20/2019: “Implementation Research a Catalyst for Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Discovery to Delivery”

December 2, 2019: Dr. Susan Murpy, PhD visits YCIS and CMIPS

January 29, 2020: Dr. Amy Kilbourne, PhD visits YCIS

February 25, 2020: Dr. Jorge Salmerón visits YCC and CMIPS

Past Events

November 6-8, 2019:   Dr. Ria Reis, Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Amsterdam visits CMIPS; presentation on 11/08/2019 

October 21, 2019:   Lori DiPrete Brown's presentation : "The Science and Art of Change: Approaches to Innovation in Global Health and Development" 

October 16, 2019: Dr. Delivette Castor's presentation : "Can we deliver?: Application of Implementation Science to inform scale-up of HIV prevention in low and middle income country settings"

August 27, 2019: Dr. Sunila Shakya's presentation : "Cervical Cancer Prevention in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges"

August 26-30, 2019: Dr. Sunila Shakya, Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at Kathmandu University and Dr. Archana Shrestha, Adjunct Professor of CDE visit CMIPS

August 15, 2019: CMIPS welcomed   Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes, Post-doctorate Associate of Social and Behavioral Sciences

August 1, 2019: CMIPS welcomed Dr. Ashley Hagaman, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

July 1, 2019 : CMIPS welcomed  Dr. Fan Li, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science

Yale School of Public Health's new Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) was created to develop and disseminate innovative methodologic approaches to address these implementation gaps and directly improve health outcomes worldwide. 

A mere 14 percent of biomedical research is ever translated into practice, and among these 17 years pass on average from the time a research article is submitted to eventual implementation. Cervical cancer, for example, is now uncommon in North America and Western Europe, but it remains a leading cause of cancer mortality among women in low- and middle-income countries. Similar patterns exist for HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

Our Approach

We strategically select the health issues that carry the greatest burden and hold the greatest promise for amelioration. Among the topics that CMIPS is addressing are novel study designs to identify effective intervention strategies in resource-constrained settings. We use stepped wedge and learn as you go research designs, two-stage designs and quasi-experimental designs that utilize and integrate existing stores of previously untapped data. This “big data” includes electronic medical records, surveillance systems and population surveys, which can be deployed to obtain timely answers to key public health policy and health care questions. 

Our Expertise

CMIPS faculty and staff include experts in causal inference, survival data analysis, longitudinal analysis, computing and optimization, measurement error, high-dimensional data reduction, network science, epidemiologic methods, health economics and qualitative and mixed methods. CMIPS’ goal is to become a leading global center for translating research findings into real-word applications that improve public health in diverse settings.  


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