As research evidence grows, so does the demand for implementation and improvement scientists – researchers trained in the study of methods that promote adoption and integration of evidence-based practices into routine healthcare settings. Building institutional capacity for implementation science is a critical component of a continuously improving and learning healthcare system. The Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) is a methodological hub for the scientific evaluation of efforts to improve healthcare delivery within safety-net settings. In order to build institutional capacity in Implementation and Improvement in the absence of formal “Implementation Science” training programs, CIIS now offers an Implementation Science Fellowship (CIIS Fellowship). During the fellowship, CIIS Fellows will:

  • Learn theory, qualitative, and quantitative research skills through seminars, formal coursework, and hands-on immersion in IS research projects.
  • Lead 1-2 implementation/improvement science projects in their content area of interest
  • Lead or participate in other CIIS projects that target specific learning points and methodological skills
  • Following fellowship, return to their respective Departments with new skills and become local leaders in Implementation and Improvement Sciences.
  • Devote 50-80% FTE during the 2 year fellowship towards training and applied research in implementation and improvement science

Under the mentorship of CIIS Directors Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Ph.D., and Allan Walkey, MD, CIIS Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in specific areas of learning designed to improve their research skills.  Following the fellowship, CIIS Fellows are expected to become leaders in Implementation and Improvement Science at BU/BMC.


Release Date:  December
Application due date: Mid January
Applicant Notification Date: End of February
Fellowship Start Date:  July