The Dissemination and Implementation in Diabetes Research Core aims to accelerate the application of advanced methods in D&I science, enhance the impact of web-based D&I tools and resources, and build team capacity in the skills essential for D&I of diabetes translation research.

Core Services

  • Provide one-on-one consultation to help investigators:
    • Conceptualize and design D&I research questions and aims
    • Select and apply D&I frameworks, methods, and measures
    • Improve manuscript and grant applications by conducting careful reviews
  • Assist investigators in navigating and using D&I toolkits, video libraries, and web-tools
  • Navigate a library of stakeholder engagement activities and method for capturing stakeholder preferences using designing for dissemination principles (e.g., interview guides, analysis plans).
  •  Engage WU-CDTR investigators and those affiliated across the Center network in the Washington University Network for Dissemination and Implementation Research (WUNDIR), a regular event that addresses D&I methods and conceptual challenges
  • Build capacity in transdisciplinary team science across four phases: development, conceptualization, implementation, and translation

D&I Resources


Core Personnel

Ross Brownson, PhD

Core Director: Dissemination and Implementation in Diabetes Research Core | Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor

Stephanie Mazzucca, PhD

Core Scientist: Dissemination and Implementation in Diabetes Research Core | Assistant Professor at the Brown School

Rachel Tabak, PhD, RD

Core Associate Director: Dissemination and Implementation in Diabetes Research Core | Research Associate Professor at the Brown School

Allison Phad, MPH

Research Project Manager, Center for Diabetes Translation Research