Seminar Series – May 2023

Dr. Geoffrey Curran

Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Studies: An Overview and Reflection on 10 Years Since Their Introduction


Dr. Curran is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a Research Health Scientist at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Recently, he was invested as the inaugural Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation. His broad research area has been health services research, with a focus on the diffusion of innovation in a variety of health care settings (e.g., pharmacy, specialty care, primary care, and community settings). Dr. Curran is a medical sociologist. For the past 20 years he has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health (US), the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and other funders to develop and test a range of implementation strategies designed to support the uptake and sustainment of evidence-based practices. Dr. Curran also has written widely on research design and methodology in implementation science. He is the Director of the Center for Implementation Research, which is supported by the Translational Research Institute (TRI, UL1 TR003107), through the US National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the US National Institutes of Health (US NIH). The Center is devoted to developing and testing implementation strategies across a wide range of service contexts, assisting with the implementation of practices within community practices, and training the next generation of implementation scientists.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand why and how to apply a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study
  2. Differentiate between hybrid types 1,2, and 3 studies
  3. Use a tool to assist in selecting a hybrid study type (based on current understanding of intervention effectiveness and implementation context)

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