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Science Impact

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Photo: Abstract of a DNA string Have you ever wondered what kind of impact CDC science has? Did you ever want to know if your published research is likely to have impact on a significant health outcome? Traditional citation data and journal metrics help us understand how widely the research is disseminated. But then what? How can these research findings be used towards significant improvements in public health practice or policy?

To help answer these questions, and trace and link scientific enterprise to significant outcomes, CDC has developed the Science Impact Framework. The Framework utilizes a combination of quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure impact towards health outcomes, through five levels of influence: disseminating science, creating awareness, catalyzing action, effecting change, and shaping the future. The complex dynamics between the levels of influence and the intricate environment in which influence materializes create a path of impact which does not necessarily follow a linear progression.

This special edition of Grand Rounds examines the CDC Science Impact Framework and opportunities and challenges associated with implementing it across the diverse areas of public health.

Presentation

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Dr. Tanja Popovic and Dr. Mary Ari discuss efforts to measure the impact of CDC science. This exciting project provides an opportunity for scientists to more efficiently track and monitor the impact of public health work on health outcomes. Why is this so important? The CDC Science Impact Framework:

  • Helps us track and monitor the impact of our work
  • Measures impact retroactively and in real time
  • Aids in making improvements in public health practice or policy
  • Useful for anyone, and can be adjusted to fit many organizations and areas of work

Presented By

Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD
President, Institute of Medicine, District of Columbia

Mary Ari, PhD
Senior Health Scientist
Office of the Associate Director for Science, CDC

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD
Deputy Associate Director for Science, CDC

Panelists:
Tom Chapel, MA, MBA
Chief Evaluation Officer
Office of the Associate Director for Program, CDC

Christine Casey, MD
Captain
U. S. Public Health Service
Deputy Editor, MMWR Serials
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, CDC

Lee Warner, PhD, MPH
Associate Director for Science, Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Rex Astles, PhD
Senior Health Scientist, Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards, and Services
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, CDC

Mehran Massoudi, PhD, MPH
Captain
U.S. Public Health Service
Chief, Applied Research and Translation Branchand Director, Prevention Research Centers Program
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Facilitated By

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds

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  • Page last reviewed: January 10, 2014
  • Page last updated: January 10, 2014
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