Linking discovery to everyday practice

Erin P Finley, PhD MPHD&I Core Director

Erin P. Finley, PhD, MPH

Erin P. Finley, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UT Health San Antonio, and a Research Investigator with the Center for the Study of Implementation, Innovation, and Policy (CSHIIPP) at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System. Dr. Finley is a medical anthropologist, health services researcher and implementation scientist with expertise in mixed methodology, evaluation, and the implementation of evidence-based practices in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Who we are

The UT Health San Antonio D&I Consultation Core aims to build D&I research and amplify its impact on public health through consultation with investigators, clinicians, and community organizations at any stage of designing or implementing an intervention.

Methods & study design

Education & Training

Grant development

Publications & presentations

Tools & Templates

Data Analysis

D&I Resources

Dissemination and Implementation online resourcesOnline Resources

A selection of freely accessible resources that introduce users to key frameworks, methods, and measures for D&I science.

Dissemination and Implementation Tools, ResourcesGuides, Tools, Templates

A wide range of free, online tools to support the planning, conduct, and evaluation of D&I research.

Dissemination and Implementation PublicationsSelect Publications

A curated library of foundational, peer-reviewed literature that demonstrates the breadth and impact of D&I science.

Current and past collaborations

The D&I Consultation Core brings together experts from across dissemination and implementation, with a long history of local, national, and international collaborations. Special areas of focus include:

  • Evidence-driven implementation, following established strategies for successful implementation, adaptation, and evaluation.
  • Study design and evaluation, laying the groundwork for rapid learning on the most effective ways to improve care, increase uptake of best practices, and sustain positive change over time.
  • ECHO/Telementoring and implementation facilitation as critical tools for helping providers to adopt and make routine use of best practices across diverse settings and populations.
  • Use of established and innovative implementation and evaluation frameworks like RE-AIM, the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, and SHIFT-Evidence to guide implementation and research.
  • Expertise in stakeholder engagement, community participatory research, and user-centered design as strategies for bringing partners to the table in support of equitable, high-quality healthcare for all.
Dissemination and Implementation Consultation