This archive provides a collection of webinars on methodology. The topics include HIV prevention, implementation methods, personalized medicine, complexity, and longitudinal data. In 2017, the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) provided co-funding to the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology to help create this archive.
The NIH-Duke Master's Program in Clinical Research, established in 1998, is one of the nation's first training programs in clinical research. This program allows participants to attend formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis at the Clinical Center by means of video-conferencing from Duke or on-site by adjunct faculty.
The program leads to a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, a professional degree awarded by the Duke University School of Medicine. There is also a non-degree option for qualified students who want to pursue specific areas of interest.
Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2020.
In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Jacob Bor reviews the theory behind regression discontinuity designs and their implementation, with a focus on examples in public health research.
Scale-Up of Evidence-Based Interventions: The Challenges of Moving From Local to Regional to National to Global
During this webinar, Drs. Riley and Willis focus on scale-up of effective interventions both conceptually and empirically. They have recently contributed a chapter on scale-up to an edited volume focusing on Advancing Implementation Science in Cancer Control. The session includes approximately 25 minutes of comments from the speakers and 35 minutes for engaged discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Dr. Sterman discusses systems approaches in public health, including the concepts of policy resistance, implementation feedbacks, and model boundaries and explores how these ideas can be applied to effect change in a complex system. He includes examples from healthcare and public health such as implementation of formulary drug lists and SARS epidemic modeling.
Dr. McLeroy discusses adoption of systems methodology, including multiple levels of analysis, utility for identifying points of change, testing models against reality, and applications to program evaluation and various research designs, including community-based participatory research and randomized clinical trials.
During this webinar, participants learn more about The Community Guide and activities underway to help communities use evidence-based recommendations and findings found in The Community Guide to take action and implement community health improvement activities in collaboration with health departments and other community partners.