Meet the Deputy Director for Implementation Science
Russell Glasgow, PhD
Deputy Director, Implementation Science
Dr. Russell Glasgow was named Deputy Director for Implementation Science, in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2010. He is a behavioral scientist specializing in the design and evaluation of practical and generalizable behavior change interventions, especially using interactive technologies, for use in health care, worksite, and community settings.
Dr. Glasgow is recognized nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the field of dissemination and implementation research and practice, providing practical research frameworks and intervention models for the field in areas where such leadership has been absent.
As Deputy Director for Implementation Science, Dr. Glasgow provides leadership on numerous research projects to close the gap between research discovery and program delivery in public health, clinical practice, and health policy. He is also responsible for guiding some of NCI’s flagship research dissemination tools such as Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T., the Cancer Trends Progress Report, and State Cancer Profiles.
Dr. Glasgow earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, Eugene. He earned his B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. He has more than 30 years of experience in academia and has been the recipient of key awards and honors in his field, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Distinguished Scientist Award and the American Diabetes Association’s Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Council Lectureship for Distinguished Contributions. Prior to coming to NCI, Dr. Glasgow was most recently a senior scientist with Kaiser Permanente, Institute for Health Research.