HOBI research team selected for 2023 CCIS award program

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Jennifer LeLaurin, PhD

A HOBI research team co-led by Jennifer LeLaurin, Ph.D. and Kathryn Pluta, Ph.D., was selected in March for the 2023 Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) award program funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

The CCIS award program aims to support the development of publicly available tools and resources, expand reach to individuals at organizations with limited funding in implementation science, and support inclusion and diversity. This is the first year UF will be represented through this initiative.

LeLaurin is a HOBI research assistant professor and assistant director of the Learning Health System Program at the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She has a background in implementation science and public health, and she specializes in using qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to support implementation of technology-based interventions in clinical settings.

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Kathryn Pluta, PhD

Pluta is a HOBI postdoctoral associate who works closely with Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., an associate professor and director of UF CTSI Learning Health System Program. He is serving as a mentor for this project along with Naykky Singh Ospina, M.D., a clinical associate professor in UF College of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

The project supports the ongoing efforts of the CCIS to develop a collection of public goods to address key challenges and advance the implementation science agenda in cancer. It aligns with priorities of the CCIS Learning Healthcare Systems action group and seeks to characterize de-implementation of low-value practices in cancer care and develop an infrastructure for systematic assessment of de-implementation. Project activities include developing a publication and online resource repository on de-implementation within learning health systems. These public goods will provide de-implementation resources that are accessible and relevant to healthcare system leaders, practitioners, patients, and researchers.