A critical issue blocking improvement in the health of people across the cancer continuum is the gap between what we know can optimize health and cancer care and what is implemented in practice.
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research seeks to address this gap by understanding how to deliver evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease in clinical and public health practice. D&I research draws from a variety of behavioral and social science disciplines and employs approaches and methods that were not previously taught in most graduate degree programs.
Though this field of research has gained momentum in recent years, there is still a need to grow a cadre of new and established scientists who are prepared to:
address the complex process of bridging research and practice in a variety of real-world settings
conduct research that balances rigor with relevance and employs study designs and methods appropriate for the complex processes involved in D&I.
The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) has been adapted from the broader Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH). For a background on TIDIRH, see:
- Vinson CA, Clyne M, Cardoza N, et al. Building capacity: a cross-sectional evaluation of the US Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Implement Sci. 2019;14:97. doi:10.1186/s13012-019-0947-6.
- Meissner HI, Glasgow RE, Vinson CA, et al. The U.S. Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Implement Sci. 2013;8:12. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-8-12 .
TIDIRC Course Options
TIDIRC Facilitated Course
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) hosts this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum.