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Ross C. Brownson, PhD, is the Bernard Becker Professor of Public Health and Director, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, Brown School of Social Work and School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis. Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, is the Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of Prevention and Control at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis. Enola K. Proctor, PhD, is the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.
This book is the first of its kind! I have been searching for a book like this since we received our clinical and translational science award to help explain translational science, why it is necessary, and how it is accomplished. The editors have compiled it in an easy-to-understand way. * DOODY'S * Few books will fill as great a need as this one. Effective dissemination and implementation should be magic bullets that increase the speed with which discoveries become practice and improve health. This book should be required reading for people from diverse fields who are committed to shorten the time between discovery and widespread practice. * Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPH, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health * This book is just in time, but you will be sorry that you didn't have it years ago. Reading it will inform and transform your idea of what is needed to generate health research that can make a difference. These editors and authors have filled a huge gap in the resources available to understand and teach about dissemination and implementation research in an era where the importance of this type of translational research is gaining support and prominence. The book will be useful to those are already engaged in D&I research, those who are not sure just what D&I research is or why we need it, and everyone in between. * Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine * This encyclopedic volume covers D&I research from numerous perspectives and disciplines. Its strength is a broad multidisciplinary coverage across a social sciences, epidemiology, research methods, public health, and health services research. It provides an excellent introduction, overview, and in-depth discussion of why research translation and dissemination are important and critical elements in research, and in health services and public health practices for the 21st century. * Adrian Bauman, PhD, MPH, Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney School of Public Health *