The Tuberculosis Behavioral and Social Science Research Forum Proceedings
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Section II. Presentations and Panel Discussions
Turning Research into Practice Panel Discussion
Jane Mezoff, DrPH
Behavioral Scientist, Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Day 2, Afternoon Session
CDC researchers from across the agency participated in a panel on the translation of research findings into practice. Recognizing the importance of disseminating and making practical use of research results “on the ground” as key components of an expanded research agenda, these presenters addressed the theoretical concerns and practical challenges associated with such an expansion. They offered several models from the HIV and asthma fields for using research findings to improve interventions and better serve communities. They also offered suggestions for tackling the “nuts and bolts” of disseminating and translating research findings to the field.