Multilevel Interventions to Improve Process of Cancer Care Outcomes
November 14, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Bryan Weiner, PhD
Health Policy and Management
Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Weiner is an associate professor in the department of health policy and management in the school of public health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC); and director of the program on health care organization at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. His research interests focus on the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of innovations in health care organizations. He has studied a wide range of innovations including quality improvement practices, care management practices, patient safety practices, clinical information systems, collaborative service delivery models, and evidence-based diabetes practices. Presently, he serves as Principal Investigator of a five-year study of the implementation, impact, sustainability, and business case of the National Cancer Institute's Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), a national provider-based research network that the National Institutes of Health sees as a model for disseminating and implementing evidence-based clinical services in community-based practice settings. In addition, he serves as the co-director of the newly established Dissemination Core of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC, and the co-director of the Health Policy/Dissemination of the NCI-funded Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Disparities. His paper with co-PI Daniel Lee and Halle Amick, "Conceptualization and Measurement of Organizational Readiness for Change: A Review of the Literature in Health Services Research and Other Fields" won the 2008 Best Article of the Year in Medical Care Research and Review.