Welcome to SIRC

SIRC is a collaborative that brings together implementation stakeholders committed to the rigorous evaluation of implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions. Conferences occur biennially; we are currently working to identify a standing month on which the conference will fall. Our recent conference was held in May, 2013; check back soon to view the videos of the conference sessions. Also coming soon (January, 2014) is our first online Implementation Research Development Workshop for our Strategic Planning Group members, click here for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a SIRC member please click here: Become a SIRC member. SIRC members gain access to (1) a repository of D&I instruments (coming soon!), (2) a D&I article library (under development), and listserv updates.

If you have any questions about our SIRC webpage or the conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sirc@uw.edu.

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

National Institutes of Health / AcademyHealth

National Institutes of Health / AcademyHealth

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation:
Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health
December 8-9, 2014 | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.

The transformation of health care and public health toward a system that optimizes individual and population health is well under way, with significant expenditures at risk. As policymakers, employers, providers and patients respond to new demands to show that health care delivery and public health systems can reliably deliver evidence-based and patient-centered services, many are eager to learn what works, for whom, in what contexts, and at what cost.

A forum for bringing new developments in the science of dissemination and implementation, the 7th annual conference aims to engage researchers and experts by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in healthcare and public health.

The 2014 agenda includes a dynamic program with panel, oral, and plenary presentations, a keynote address, and two poster sessions, all complemented by peer-reviewed abstracts. The meeting theme, “Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health” reflects the capacity of evidence-based practices in service delivery to influence healthcare and population health.

Researchers, evaluators, implementers, and other key practice stakeholders who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for accelerating the implementation of research findings are encouraged to attend.

Online Registration Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Veterans Affairs (VA)

Website Changes!

Attention SIRC members: You may experience difficulty logging into the website in the coming days/weeks as we are making some major changes. When the website is up again and running consistently we will send an email out to the membership listserv. In the meanwhile, please email us at SIRC@uw.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

VA VISN 16 MIRECC Hiring Assoc. Professor or Professor level clinician-investigators

The South Central (VISN 16) Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is looking for Associate Professor or Professor level clinician-investigators who have a track record of funding and whose research interests are consistent with the MIRECC’s rural theme: “To promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.” We are particularly interested in investigators who study expanding mental health access to rural-residing persons or employ technology to improve access to treatments. Qualified investigators should be doctoral level clinical providers and may include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or nurses. A full-time position with a combination of research and clinical duties will be negotiated at one of five possible locations where the South Central MIRECC has a presence: Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA; or Oklahoma City, OK. Each VA medical center at these locations has a close affiliation with an academic institution.


The South Central MIRECC was funded in 1998 by Office of Mental Health Services and has been renewed twice, most recently in 2012. The South Central MIRECC has strong research, education, and clinical demonstration programs. To learn more about the South Central MIRECC, please visit http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16/.


Interested investigators should send a CV and brief letter of interest via email to Mark Kunik, M.D. (mkunik@bcm.edu), Director, South Central MIRECC, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX.