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Moving from Clinical Research to Implementation Research: Getting What Works for Suicide Prevention Into Practice

Presentation Date: Friday 13 November, 2020

Presenter: Sara J. Landes, PhD

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This webinar introduces suicide prevention clinical researchers to implementation science. Using an example from the VA Behavioral Health QUERI implementation of Caring Contacts, Dr. Landes illustrates the key concepts and methods of implementation research.

Sara J. Landes, PhD, is a psychologist and researcher at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, AR. She is the Director of VA’s Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Program and a core investigator with the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). Dr. Landes is also an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and core faculty of the UAMS Center for Implementation Research. Dr. Landes’ clinical expertise is in treating suicide and self-harm behaviors, especially with behavioral treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her research interests are in the implementation of evidence-based mental health interventions, with a focus on suicide prevention and larger health care systems such as the VA. She has received research funding from VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D), QUERI, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Department of Defense. Her work has been recognized with awards including the VHA Innovation Experience (iEX) Best Demo in Innovative Research Award and the Early Career Award from the Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group within the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Please contact the MSRC D&I Core at msrcdni@uw.edu if you have any questions about this webinar.

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