The Dartmouth Center for Implementation Science aims to advance the science and practice of implementation, promote the use of implementation science in research and real-world settings, and accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices. The Center provides implementation science training and offers a range of educational resources for researchers, practitioners, and trainees.
By bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise, the Center aims to develop and test implementation strategies that are effective, feasible, and sustainable in real-world settings, to understand the factors that influence implementation success, and to improve health outcomes. The Center collaborates with a diverse group of partners including researchers, practitioners, community members, students, patients, providers, policymakers, and industry members.
The Center team includes Director Jeremiah Brown, PhD, Co-Directors Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD, and Sarah Lord, PhD, Program Manager Julia Shaw, MPH, and undergraduate interns Kelly Zreloff ('26), Vismaya Gopalan ('27), and Noelle Fedor ('27).
Jeremiah Brown, PhD
Jeremiah Brown, PhD is a Professor with Tenure of Epidemiology and holds joint appointments in the Department of Biomedical Data Science and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Brown has extensive expertise in implementation science and an established network of research colleagues across Dartmouth and the nation. Dr. Brown is currently completing a two-year term as Chair of the NIH study section Science of Implementation in Health and Healthcare (SIHH).
Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD
Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD is a health services researcher and implementation scientist with over 15 years experience conducting research and applying knowledge to improve the health and health care of at-risk communities. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Senior Scientist at Dartmouth Health. Dr. Aschbrenner holds several leadership roles in implementation research and practice including Director of a Center of Excellence at Dartmouth Health that provides training to mental health providers in evidence-based care and Director of a Research Methods Unit at an Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE) funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Sarah Lord, PhD
Sarah Lord, PhD, is a clinical developmental psychologist and health services and implementation science researcher with over 20 years of experience conducting research focused on development, evaluation, and implementation of digital assessment, treatment and care management tools targeting substance use and mental health across a range of populations. Dr. Lord is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Biomedical Data Sciences at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Core at the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH).
Julia Shaw, MPH
Julia Shaw, MPH has over ten years of experience in health care research, project management, quality improvement, policy, advocacy, and implementation. Julia's areas of experience include HIV and hepatitis C prevention and treatment, substance use disorder treatment best practices, and health care access and affordability. She has completed post-graduate certificate programs in Data Visualization and Program Evaluation.
Undergraduate Student Interns
Kelly Zreloff '26
Noelle Fedor '27
Vismaya Gopalan '27
Women in Science Project