Comparing dissemination, implementation and health communication (DIHC) strategies for increasing the uptake and sustainment of evidence-based practices, or de-implementation of harmful or outdated practices, is integral in identifying the best ways to get evidence into the hands of patients, caregivers, providers, and relevant stakeholders to enable them to make the most informed decisions about healthcare. But once the best strategies are identified through comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER), how are they scaled up and out broadly to make the greatest impact and improve outcomes?

This session reviewed the aims of CER in DIHC and spotlight researchers who have received dissemination and implementation awards to promote awareness of their findings from PCORI-funded research and to facilitate the uptake of these findings into practice settings. A panel of researchers and patient partners presented an overview of their DIHC CER study, results and impact, then discussed best practices for facilitating uptake of results widely and broadly, beyond the health systems or centers that participated in the CER study.

Presentation Slides


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Headshot of Amanda Barbeau

Amanda Barbeau, MPH

  • Program Officer, Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science Program, PCORI
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Joe Bonner, MPH

  • Senior Program Associate, Dissemination & Implementation Program, PCORI
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Beverly Canin

  • Co-Chair, CARinG SCOREboard, City of Hope, CA; President, Breast Cancer Options, Kingston, NY
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Christopher Landrigan, M.D., MPH

  • Chief of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Lisa Lowenstein, Ph.D., MPH

  • Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Breakout Speaker
2023 PCORI Annual Meeting Headshot of Peggy Markle

Peggy Markle

  • PCORI-Funded Study Patient and Family Advisor

Karen Sepucha, Ph.D.

  • Director, Health Decision Sciences Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School