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The UTHealth Institute for Implementation Science aims to accelerate the use of evidence to improve population health in the real world. Implementation science is the key to closing the research-to-practice gap. 

The ultimate impact of health innovations depends not only on their effectiveness but also on their reach in the population and the extent to which they are adopted, implemented, and maintained over time. Despite substantial advances in health innovations, a research-to-practice gap remains, limiting our ability to improve health and quality of life. In response, The UTHealth Institute for Implementation Science was established to accelerate and improve the use of evidence to improve population health and to bridge the research-to-practice gap. The Institute goals include the following:

  • Develop a transdisciplinary network of implementation science researchers.
  • Conduct innovative basic and applied implementation science research.
  • Train and nurture the next generation of implementation scientists.
  • Develop implementation collaborative laboratories ("co-laboratories") of engaged community and healthcare partners (health systems, schools, community organizations) to engage in rapid cycle implementation research and quality improvement.
  • Support the integration of evidence-based interventions, practices, and policies into real-world settings

UTHealth faculty already includes experts and global leaders in the quickly growing field of implementation science. The Institute will bring these experts together while also training more health scientists in the field, developing a network of researchers to conduct innovative implementation research and position UTHealth as the premiere leading institution in the Implementation Science.