/ Matrixed Multiple Case Study (MMCS): A systematic mixed-methods approach to examine factors impacting implementation success

Matrixed Multiple Case Study (MMCS): A systematic mixed-methods approach to examine factors impacting implementation success

June 20, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Lounge, Brown Hall 2nd floor, Danforth Campus

Join us for our next D&I seminar – on June 20th, we will be hosting Dr. Bo Kim to speak about matrixed multiple case studies (MMCS). This event is part of the Dissemination & Implementation Seminar Series, which features leaders in the field to speak on a variety of relevant and timely topics.


This seminar will be an in-person event in the Brown Lounge (Danforth Campus at WashU). Virtual attendance will not be an option, but the recording of the seminar will be available for viewing after the event. This event is free and open to all. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Read more and register here.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kim is an Investigator at the VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. directs the evaluation core of the VA Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Program and is the systems analysis lead for the implementation core of the VA Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI Program. Her research interests are in applying interdisciplinary methodologies toward studying the quality and implementation of health and related services, such as for her QUERI grant in partnership with the VA Homeless Programs Office that evaluates the implementation of VA’s efforts to improve access to legal services for veterans.

About the Topic

Many implementation studies seek to understand not only whether implementation strategies work, but also what works, for whom, and how. For instance, when an innovation is implemented at multiple sites, questions of interest include: How are the sites similar or different in their implementation? What factors are associated with implementation success, in what ways, and under what circumstances? To help answer these questions, the Matrixed Multiple Case Study (MMCS) method examines data from multiple sources to (i) comprehensively identify factors that influence the implementation process and (ii) understand their impact on implementation outcomes. Grounded in formal case study research methodology, MMCS delineates explicit steps from establishing the research goal to conducting cross-site analyses, arranging data into an array of matrices that can be easily sorted/filtered to test hypothesized patterns and identify less expected patterns regarding factors that influence implementation success.


This event will be co-sponsored by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) and the Implementation Research Institute (IRI) at Washington University.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ashley, Manager of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (sturm@wustl.edu).

We hope to see you in June!