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Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Implementation Research

These videos feature presentations by Dr. Mark Huffman (cardiologist and professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis) on the topic of implementation research on hypertension in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Viewers will learn how to conceptualize and operationalize implementation research.

In chapter 1, Dr. Huffman discusses conceptualizing and begins to delve in on operationalizing. An interview with Dr. Dike Ojji (associate professor of preventative cardiology at University of Abuja) highlights practical aspects of implementation research from conceptualization to evidence dissemination.

Chapter 2 offers a practical, step-by-step guide to operationalizing implementation research using the Implementation Research Logic Model (IRLM). The Hypertension Treatment in Nigeria (HTN) program is used as a model, emphasizing the IRLM’s adaptability in a low-resource setting.


Dr. Huffman and Dr. Ojji summarize some key take home points from the previous videos.


Overview of WHO HEARTS Technical Package

Dr. Jeff Brettler (Director of Global Health in the Office of Academic and Community Affairs for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine) describes the WHO HEARTS Technical Package.