US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH Global Mental Health Webinar Series - July 27, 2016

About the Presentation

Implementation Science: An NIH Perspective on Implementation Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Implementation science is a rapidly growing area of research. The results of implementation science are especially useful for stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries who are interested in scaling up evidence-based mental health care in order to close the treatment gap. This webinar is designed as an introduction to implementation science for investigators conducting research in low- and middle-income countries and policymakers who will use the research results. Attendees of this webinar will learn what implementation science is and is not, why it is important and useful, current scientific progress in this area of science, and the big challenges facing implementation science researchers. The webinar will include time for Dr. Chambers to share resources and respond to attendees’ questions. We are targeting this webinar to investigators and policymakers interested in learning more about the field of implementation science.

About the Speaker

ED Logo David Chambers, D.Phil.
Deputy Director for Implementation Science
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute


Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, where he manages a team focusing on efforts to build and advance the field of Implementation Science through funding opportunity announcements, training mechanisms, dissemination platforms, and enhancement of partnerships and networks to integrate research, practice and policy. From 2008 through fall 2014, Dr. Chambers served as Chief of the Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch (SRCEB) of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He arrived at NIMH in 2001; he was brought to the Institute to run the Dissemination and Implementation Research Program within SRCEB, where he continues to manage a portfolio of grants that study the integration of scientific findings and effective clinical practices in mental health within real-world service settings. From 2006 to fall 2014, Dr. Chambers also served as Associate Director for Dissemination and Implementation Research, leading National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiatives around the coordination of dissemination and implementation research in health, including a set of research announcements across 15 of the NIH Institutes and Centers, annual scientific conferences, and a summer training institute. Prior to his arrival at NIH, Dr. Chambers worked as a member of a research team at Oxford University, where he studied national efforts to implement evidence-based practice within health care systems. He publishes on strategic research directions in implementation science and serves as a plenary speaker at numerous scientific conferences. He received his A.B. degree (with Honors) in Economics from Brown University in 1997, and an M.Sc. and D.Phil degree in Management Studies (Organisational Behaviour) in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from Oxford University (UK).