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Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS)

Spring 2020

Upcoming Events:

January 28, 2020: Laura Forastiere, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics presents at Implementation Science Group: "Causal inference and spillover effects in epidemiology," at 5pm, location TBD.

January 29, 2020: Dr. Amy Kilbourne, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Michigan School of Medicine presents at Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) and CMIPS:" Driving Sustainable Research Innovations in a Learning Health System through Implementation Strategies" at 12pm at The Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar St. (TAC Auditorium), N107

February 13, 2020: Dr. Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, panelist at Yale Day of Data Spring Discussion Series, 2pm, SHM L 115.

February 25, 2020: Dr. Jorge Salmerón, MD, Director, Academic Unit on Research and Epidemiology; Center for Research in Policy, Population and Health; National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, presents at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and CMIPS: "Cervical Cancer Control in Mexico: Progress and Challenges" at 12pm at the Smilow Auditorum, 55 Park St.

February 25, 2020: Dr. Ashley Hagaman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents at Implementation Science Group:"TBD", at 5pm, Location TBD.

February 27, 2020: Ariel Chao, MPH Candidate at YSPH, presents at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA): "Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation vs. National Standard of Care in Eswatini: Results from the MaxART Cluster Randomized Stepped Wedge Trial" at 12pm at 135 College St., Suite 200, Rm. 202

March 3, 2020: Dr. Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, panelist at CIRA: "Small Scale Implementation Science Projects," at 1:30pm, 135 College St, Rm 202.

March 26, 2020: Dr. Terry Huang, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Health Policy and Management, Director of the Center for Systems and Community Design, Co-Director of NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy presents at CMIPS: "TBA"

April 2, 2020: Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate at YSPH, presents at CMIPS: "Using Peer Educators to Deliver a Worksite-based Lifestyle Program to Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk in India" at 60 College St., LEPH 105 at 12pm

May 21, 2020: Dr. Raul Hernandez-Ramirez, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics at YSPH, presents at CIRA: “Overall, Direct, Disseminated, and Composite Effects of HIV Testing and Counseling on HIV Risk Behaviors and HIV Incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention Trial in Rural South Africa” at 135 College St., Suite 200, Rm. 202

Past Events:

December 2, 2019: Dr. Susan Murphy, PhD, Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, presents at YCIS and CMIPS: "Using Data to Inform Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention Development in Digital Health"

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

November 6-8, 2019:  Dr. Ria Reis, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Amsterdam presents at CMIPS; presentation on 11/08/2019: "The Transmission of Syndemic Vulnerability and Resilience Across Generations: A Mixed Method Approach"

October 21, 2019:  Lori DiPrete Brown's, MSPH, Associate Director of Global Health Institute at University of Wisconsin-Madison presents at YCIS and CMIPS: "The Science and Art of Change: Approaches to Innovation in Global Health and Development"

October 16, 2019: Dr. Delivette Castor, PhD, Chief of the Implementation Science Branch at USAID, presents at YCIS and CMIPS: "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, MD, Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at Kathmandu University presents at CMIPS: "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.