This webinar will highlight current issues in implementation science with an eye towards future research and practice areas. The role of implementation science in achieving wide-scale social impact will be discussed. Allison Metz, PhD, will focus on the roles of key stakeholders in mainstreaming and sustaining the use of evidence in practice.
Allison Metz, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, Co-Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Allison specializes in the implementation, mainstreaming, and scaling of evidence to achieve social impact for children and families in a range of human service and education areas, with an emphasis on child welfare and early childhood service contexts. Allison’s work focuses in several key areas including: the development of evidence-informed practice models; the use of effective implementation and scaling strategies to improve the application of evidence in service delivery systems; and the development of coaching, continuous quality improvement, and sustainability strategies.