Interdisciplinary dissemination and implementation research to advance translational science: Challenges and opportunities

J Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Feb;1(1):67-72. doi: 10.1017/cts.2016.4. Epub 2017 Jan 20.


Introduction: Interdisciplinary collaboration is a critical component of translation, dissemination, implementation, and improvement (TDII) science. Yet, little is known about effective frameworks and practices regarding interdisciplinary research in TDII.

Methods: This study drew on data collected from an expert panel during a regional symposium.

Results: Findings highlight facilitators and barriers to stimulating interdisciplinary TDII research in different domains: intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, power and hierarchy, physical environment, and communication and language.

Conclusions: Findings have significant implications for TDII of clinical practices.

Keywords: Dissemination; implementation; interdisciplinary research.