Special Issue "Dissemination and Implementation Science Methods and Measures for Physical Activity Interventions in Community Settings"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Samantha M. Harden
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Guest Editor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
Interests: physical activity; RE-AIM framework; group dynamics; research–practice partnership; mixed-methods; premortem methodology; dissemination; translation; science communication; older adult physical activity promotion; OBY/GYN cancer and health
Dr. Scherezade K. Mama
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Guest Editor
Department of Health Disparities Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230-1436, USA
Interests: community-engaged research; physical activity; energy balance; health disparities; rural cancer control; implementation science; mixed-methods research
Dr. Heather Leach
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Guest Editor
Physical Activity for Treatment and Prevention Lab - Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA
Interests: clinical exercise physiology; social ecological determinants of physical activity adoption and maintenance; translation of exercise and physical activity intervention into clinic- and community-based settings
Dr. Laura E. Balis
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Guest Editor
Balis Consulting Group, North Little Rock, AR 72116, USA
Interests: translation; community settings; physical activity guidelines in LMIC; international partnerships; participatory methodologies; pragmatic measures

Special Issue Information

Dissemination and implementation science (DIS) is a growing field that aims to understand the processes and outcomes of selecting, adapting, delivering, evaluating, and sustaining evidence-based interventions. Much of DIS has been applied in clinical settings, and more recently, attention has been given to community-specific barriers, facilitators, processes, and outcomes. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health invites papers that report answers to significant DIS-related research questions through the application of robust methods and measures.

Example papers may be related to:

  1. Novel methods and measures to understand community member and community organizational-level processes in the adoption and integration of physical activity interventions (e.g., community–academic partnerships or community coalition roles);
  2. Adaptation of clinical DIS methods and measures in community settings;
  3. Mixed-methods approaches to DIS research questions in community settings;
  4. How DIS methods and measures capture health equity issues and solutions for physical activity interventions in community settings;
  5. Multilevel community-based physical activity interventions for chronic disease prevention, management, and survivorship;
  6. Implementation strategies that increase the adoption and implementation of physical activity policies or built environment interventions.

Dr. Samantha M. Harden

Dr. Scherezade K. Mama

Dr. Heather Leach

Dr. Laura E. Balis

Guest Editors

Keywords

  • knowledge translation
  • implementation
  • de-implementation
  • exercise
  • sedentary behavior

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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