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Implementation Science aims to improve the effectiveness of health services by better understanding and promoting the adoption of research findings into regular healthcare practice. It is an inherently applied and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, raising the question of which implementation systems in health and other sectors work for whom and under what sociopolitical, historical, economic and/or cultural contexts and with what effects on health and health equity.

Our Research
Our “Big Research Question” is to discern why some health systems are more resilient – or can become more resilient – to multiple public health challenges than others. These challenges might be health or health-system related (for example pandemics, other communicable diseases, chronic illnesses, primary care), or economic, environmental, and social with consequence on health or health equity.

Here are some of the problems our team expects to tackle over the next few years:

  • What are different regions’ major health system responses to multiple public health challenges such as COVID-19, diabetes, TB, and antimicrobial resistance?
  • How can comparative analyses inform policy regarding equity, quality of care, and health outcomes?
  • How have different country-level universal health coverage approaches changed during and post-COVID19?
  • How are country responses to health challenges, such as COVID-19, affected by key health system factors, and how do these in turn shape health systems, including their universal health coverage schemes?
  • How are these systems designed for resilience and what explains this variation in implementation?
  • How are other countries leading differently and how can we learn from different jurisdictions?