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 – continues to grow proportionally to the exponential increase in research evidence. 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.

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


Please complete the form found at the link below and upload the completed application as a single PDF file.

Application due date: Mar. 1, 2023
Applicant Notification Date: Apr. 14, 2023
Fellowship Start Date:  Jul. 1, 2023