Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation

The Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation developmental shared resource at Winship Cancer Institute provides investigators with access to expertise in behavioral science research methods.

The Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation Developing Shared Resource at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University supports intervention research at all stages of development from formative studies intended to inform future intervention development to dissemination of evidence-based interventions.

Services and Expertise

We have a track record of helping researchers refine research questions, identify and develop instruments to answer those questions, and collect and analyze behavioral research data using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches.

Have you ever wondered…

…how qualitative data can enrich your study questions?
We can help you identify the best method of qualitative inquiry to enrich your study design. Whether it is creating focus group or interview guides, ethnographic observation, leading interviews, or analyzing and reporting on results, IDDI can help with your qualitative needs.

…how to bridge the gap between what we know works and how it actually gets done?
We have expertise in methods for promoting the adoption of evidence-based practices. IDDI members have expertise in implementation science frameworks and can help you identify the best way to utilize these frameworks to answer your research questions.

…how to engage communities to get their input and increase the likelihood that your research results will be widely accepted?
We have expertise in community engagement and can help guide you through this process. IDDI core Director, Michelle Kegler has applied community based participatory research in multiple contexts of cancer prevention and control.

…how to design a community program?
We have expertise in creating decision aids. IDDI core member, Colleen McBride previously assessed individually ‘tailored’ aids to help women make decisions on whether or not to use Hormone Replacement Therapy.

…what tools to use to assess opinions and beliefs from patients or providers?
It is important to have a well calibrated instrument in order to achieve valid results. We can help you identify and construct tools to help measure your research questions.

For assistance with your behavioral and community-based research, please fill out our service request form.

Contact Information

Michelle Kegler, DrPH
Director
Office (404) 712-9957

Sean Halpin, MA
Associate Director of Research Projects
Office (404) 727-7253

Publication Acknowledgement Policy

The National Cancer Institute requires that publications acknowledge the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), and it is tracking compliance. If a Winship Cancer Institute CCSG-supported Shared Resource provided data, designed the study, performed analyses, provided results used in your publication, and/or provided any systems or services that were used for the work that resulted in your publication, please include the following statement in the acknowledgment section of your publication(s):

Research reported in this publication was supported in part by the Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation Developing shared resource of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and NIH/NCI under award number P30CA138292. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH

Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH

Director, Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Dr. Kegler is a recognized expert in community participatory research with over 25 years experience designing, implementing and evaluating community-based health promotion programs.

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Colleen McBride, PhD

Colleen McBride, PhD

Grace Crum Rollins Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Dr. McBride's research interests center on designing and evaluating interventions to promote risk-reducing behaviors including avoidance of tobacco, healthy weight and regular physical activity.

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Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

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Sean Halpin, MA

Sean Halpin, MA

Associate Director of Research Projects, Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation Developing Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Sean has extensive experience in qualitative methods.

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Yue "Katrina" Ma

Yue "Katrina" Ma

Research Assistant, Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation Developing Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

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