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UNC: Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation to Improve Care in Health Systems and Organizations

Dr. Greg Aarons, is a clinical and organizational psychologist, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center. For the past 18 years, his research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has focused on implementation science with emphases on measurement, study design, conceptual frameworks, management and organizational issues, quality of care, policy, and evidence-based practice implementation in public sector mental health, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), substance abuse treatment and social services settings.

His research has developed implementation conceptual frameworks (e.g., the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation and Sustainment Framework), measures of individual and organizational factors that influence implementation (the Evidence-Based Practice Attitudes Scale and the Implementation Climate Scale), and implementation strategies (the Leadership and Organizational Change Intervention).

His current work focuses on improving organizational context and training managers and supervisors to become effective leaders, to create a positive implementation climate, and to successfully lead evidence-based practice implementation in their teams and organizations. Other lines of inquiry involve understanding and improving implementation of evidence-based interventions in low- and middle-income countries.

This event is sponsored by the UNC Implementation Science Student Group and the Consortium for Implementation Science. It will be held in the Gillings School’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Michael Hooker Research Center). Please register online.