"Dissemination and Implementation Research in Low and Middle IncomeCountries"
April 2, 2013 12:30 - 1:30 Smilow Center for Translational Research (next to the Perelman Center forAdvanced Medicine), Room 12-146AB
Lunch we be served at 12:15 - First come, first served.
Talk abstract: This presentation will give a brief overview of implementing evidence-basedpractices in global health and global mental health research. Specifically, it will address challenges and lessons learned around M&E implementation inlow and middle income countries (LMIC). Various implementation strategies that have been used in studies in LMIC will be outlined, such as theApprenticeship Model of Training lay workers. Implementation evaluations from multiple studies will be reviewed including: a) client and counselorperspectives of implementing an evidence based mental health treatment for children in Zambia, and b) two randomized controlled trials of a CommonElements Treatment Approach for adult torture survivors in Southern Iraq and the Thailand-Burma border. Discussion will include future directionsfor implementation science and bi-directional learning with global and domestic D&I research.
Laura Murray, Ph.D. Dr. Murray is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Scientist at JohnsHopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Mental Health. Dr. Murray is part of the Applied Mental Health ResearchGroup that uses a validated methodology (both qualitative and quantitative) on the Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of programs. Thisgroup strives to infuse evidence-based assessments, treatments and evaluations into existing programs by international aid organizations. Dr.Murray has a specialty in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and families, particularly in the area of trauma and traumaticgrief. She has also developed a version of a Common Elements Treatment Approach for use in low-and middle- income countries (LMIC), specificallytraining lay persons. Dr. Murray's specific area of interest is researching the implementation processes of mental health work inlow-resource countries. Some of Dr. Murray's funded projects include: a) examining the implementation and feasibility of a trauma-focusedevidence-based treatment in Zambia (NIMH K23), b) a randomized clinical trial of TF-CBT and psychosocial counseling in Zambia (NICHD, RO1), c)researching the dissemination and implementation process of mental health treatments in low-resource countries (USAID), c) implementing a commonelements intervention for adult survivors of torture in both Southern Iraq and the Thailand/Burma border - both of which include a RCT (USAID), and d)developing a manual for the inter-correlation of Mental Health and HIV in low-resource countries (USAID). She works closely with local organizationsand populations to train on treatment models, appropriately adapt them for the culture and setting, and examine training and supervision models neededfor implementation and sustainability in LMIC.
The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism; the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; and the Diabetes Research Center Combined Spring 2013 Seminar Series presents:
Rexford S. Ahima, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
"Connecting Myokines and Metabolism"
April 2, 2013
Smilow Center for Translational Research, 12th Floor