Implementation Science for Aging Research: Challenges and Considerations
Evidence-based health promotion programs, including those targeting sleep and activity, can enhance older adults' functional capacity and ability to age in place. As the number of older adults continues to grow, demand for these programs is expected to rise significantly. Using an existing, evidence-based geriatric sleep intervention as a model, this presentation will discuss some challenges and considerations when pursuing implementation research within aging programs and populations.
Dr. Susan "Nicki" Hastings, Director, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center & Professor of Medicine and Population Health Sciences, Duke University) will be participating as a discussant.
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About Our Speaker
Dr. Hughes works at the intersection of intervention science and implementation science to design and deliver effective, scalable, and sustainable health promotion interventions for complex older adults. Her work is primarily supported by an NHLBI K12 award in implementation science. Prior to joining the Department of Population Health Sciences, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the Durham VA.