Translational Research

TRE TIG Week: Results-Based Accountability (RBA): An Innovative Framework to Empower Collaborative Evaluation and Continuous Improvement by Keith Herzog, Jennifer Cooper, and Kristi Holmes

We are Keith Herzog, Jennifer Cooper, and Kristi Holmes, and we are excited to share some lessons learned from our experience implementing Results-Based Accountability (RBA) in two large, interdisciplinary programs, the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute and the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC), a cancer health equity partnership between three academic …

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TRE TIG Week: The use of needs assessment in supporting translational science by Lisle Hites

I hope you are all enjoying the Translational Research Evaluation TIG week on AEA 365! I’m Lisle Hites, incoming Program Chair of the TRE TIG and also Chair of the Needs Assessment TIG. In my spare time, I’m also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Director of Evaluation for the Centers …

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TRE TIG Week: Using Social Network Analysis to Demonstrate Research Collaborations by Jessica Wakelee

My name is Jessica Wakelee, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  As evaluators for our institution’s NIH Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) and CDC Prevention Research Center (PRC), one of our team’s tasks is to find ways to understand and demonstrate capacity for collaborative research.  This is a great need among the investigators on …

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TRE TIG Week: Why Evaluators Should Learn about Implementation Science and Research by Adrienne Zell

I am Adrienne Zell, Incoming Chair of the AEA Translational Research Evaluation TIG, and a Co-Director of the Evaluation Core at Oregon Health and Science University. Over the last 10 years, the rapidly evolving field of Implementation Research has made significant contributions to our understanding of the translation of evidence-based interventions (EBI) from demonstration, or …

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TRE TIG Week: What Does “Translation” Mean Anyway? Using the Knowledge to Action (K2A) Framework to Build Practice-Based Evidence in Public Health by Erika Fulmer

Hello, I’m Erika Fulmer, a Policy Analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, and the Coordinator for CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Work Group on Translation (WGOT). My team’s mission is to promote the use of the best available evidence …

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TRE TIG Week: Cross-TIG Panels at AEA’s Annual Conference by Kristi Pettibone

Hello! My name is Kristi Pettibone. I’m an evaluator at the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and I’m the Program Chair for the Translational Research Evaluation (TRE) Topical Interest Group (TIG). Translational research evaluation is focused on the idea of evaluating the progress of research through the translational research process – which typically includes …

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Bill Trochim & Arthur Blank on The Role of Translational Research Evaluation

Hello! We are Bill Trochim, of Cornell University, and Arthur Blank, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We are the Chair and Program Chair, respectively of the Translational Research Evaluation (TRE) topical interest group. There is a growing recognition in many fields that the problems associated with the translation of research to practice are …

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TRE TIG Week: Sally Thigpen on the Rapid Synthesis and Translation Process (RSTP)

Hello.  My name is Sally Thigpen and I work in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As an evaluator, I often find myself encouraging scientists and stakeholders to think about evaluation from the very beginning of any study or project.  I do whatever …

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TRE TIG Week: Natalie Wilkins and Brandon Nesbit on Translational Research and Evaluation of CDC’s Injury Control Research Centers

Hello! Our names are Natalie Wilkins and Brandon Nesbit and we are both evaluators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). One of the projects we provide evaluation support for is the Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) program, funded through NCIPC. This has …

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TRE TIG Week: Erin Lebow-Skelley on Evaluating the Impact of Prevention Research Centers

Prevention research can have a huge impact on population health, but how do we evaluate the impact and translate the research into products for public health practitioners? We have been tackling that question at the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I’m Erin Lebow-Skelley and I work …

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