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Courses required for YSIS K12

EMD 533: An Introduction to Implementation Science

Professor:J. Lucian Davis, MD

Duration: 1st year

Hours: 16

Description: This course will provide an introduction to the use of implementation science methods to systematically identify barriers and enablers to the integrating, maintaining, and sustaining evidence-based practices and innovations. Participants will learn to use the language of implementation science to describe key concepts and methods for translating scientific evidence into practice. These concepts and methods include community engagement, mixed-methods research, theories of behavior change, measurement and study design for evaluation, frameworks for implementation and evaluation, and pathways for dissemination. Implementation science is an exciting and emerging field whose approach offers broad and novel insights into the gap between knowledge and practice in public health.

YSIS K12: Advanced Topics in Implementation Science

Professor: Bernstein, Curry, et al.

Duration: 2nd year

Hours: 16

Description: This course will explore advanced topics in implementation science using a seminar format; each session will begin with a brief presentation of focal topic content followed by critical thinking and dialogue. Throughout the course, faculty and participants will bring case studies and illustrations from the literature to illustrate key concepts and challenges in the conceptualization and implementation of studies using these advanced methods. The course seeks to develop and strengthen participants’ capacity to: 1) understand select advanced methods in implementation science; 2) identify and anticipate challenges in using advanced approaches in implementation science; and 3) design and apply potential strategies for mitigating challenges.

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YSIS K12: Case Studies Seminar

Professor: Bernstein, Curry, & invited speakers

Description: This course will feature YCIS faculty and invited experts from outside Yale to present on their own work in implementation science.

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YSIS K12: Implementation Science Journal Club

Professor: Bernstein, Curry, et al.

Duration: All years

Hours: 30

Description: This course will be run as a bimonthly journal club for YSIS by Drs. Bernstein and Curry, and other faculty. Sessions will, in general, pair a “methods” paper in implementation science with a companion paper evaluating an intervention using the techniques in the methods paper. Many of the papers to be discussed will have been written by YSIS faculty. **NEW K12 COURSE

YSIS K12: Research in Progress

Professor: PIs, Core faculty

Duration: All years

Hours: 30

Description: Participation in these sessions enables the Scholars to (1) Present their own research at various stages of development and completion and receive constructive feedback; (2) Respond to colleagues’ questions and feed back effectively in group settings; (3) Critique peers’ research and provide constructive feedback for further development; and (4) Learn to communicate clearly and concisely in a group setting. Scholars will meet monthly. Meets biweekly with Core Faculty & Jointly quarterly with other Yale K12 scholars***NEW K12 COURSE

Courses required for Masters in Health Science (MHS) degree

IMED645: Biostatistics

Professor: McKee

Duration: 1st year

Hours: 73.5

Description: This course is designed to develop expertise in biostatistical concepts and applications. Scholars will earn to 1) design appropriate statistical analyses for diverse data sets and studies; 2) conduct bivariate and multivariable statistical analyses; and 3) interpret and critique statistical methods used in medical journal literature. Topics include descriptive and simple statistics (one and two-way analyses including ANOVA and simple linear regression; non parametric analysis), biostats labs; Multivariate analyses (linear regression, logistic regression, survival analyses); and hierarchical analyses, Poisson regression, general linear models, repeated measures and longitudinal analysis, factor analysis, Bayesian analysis and meta-analysis.


IMED: Clinical & Health Services Research Methods

Professor: Desai & Keene

Duration: 1st year

Hours: 67.5

Description: This course is designed to build expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies. Scholars will learn to 1) calculate and interpret epidemiological parameters; 2) Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various study designs; 3) design study methodology to examine diverse topics in clinical and health services research, using both quantitative and qualitative methods; 4) Critique published studies in terms of their research methodologies; and 5) Understand the implications of various methodological approaches for internal and external validity of the study. Quantitative & qualitative methods, case control studies, interactive, evidence-based medicine, clinical prediction rules, measures of effect and association.

IMED 630: Ethical and Practical Issues in Clinical Investigation

Professor: Binder

Duration: 2nd year - Fall Semester

Hours: 15

Description: Addresses topics central to the conduct of clinical investigation, including ethics of clinical investigation, scientific fraud, technology transfer, and interfacing with the pharmaceutical industry. Practical sessions include: scientific presentations and teaching, NIH peer review process, journal peer review process, and career development: models of academia. Guidelines and a framework for the clinical investigator to obtain funding for, conduct, and present a clinical study are provided in addition to instruction in Responsible Conduct of Research required by the NIH. Format consists of didactic presentation followed by discussion.

IMED 655: Writing Your First Grant

Professor: Shapiro & Fiellin

Duration: 2nd year - Spring Semester

Hours: 20

Description: Students will gain intensive, practical experience in evaluating and preparing grants, including introduction to NIH study section format. The course gives new clinical investigators the essential tools to design and to initiate their own proposals for obtaining grants to do research and to develop their own careers. The course is limited to students who plan to submit grant proposals (usually for either a K-23 or a K- 08 grant).

Optional courses

CBB 740a: Seminar in Clinical Informatics

Professor: Brandt & Abujarad

Duration: 2nd year

Hours: 10

Description: With an informatics approach, researchers can learn to apply best practices to structure, identify and report data and resources in standardized methods and using standardized vocabularies to enhance their usefulness and interoperability and to enable concept based discovery. Topics include: clinical information systems, clinical decision making and decision support systems, Bioinformatics, modeling and storage of biomedical information, standardized vocabularies for biomedicine, usability and user interface, information extraction and information retrieval, security and data quality, and software engineering.

IMD 791 Seminar: Topics in Professional Development

Professor: D'Onofrio

Duration: 2nd year

Hours: 36

Description: This seminar provides professional development and leadership tools for research. Topics covered include: Developing a funded research program, how to write a publication for peer review, career mapping, identifying and constructing courses of action for organizational challenges, working in multidisciplinary teams, leadership development; and finally speaking with the media. Research active faculty will lead practical sessions. This provides successful navigation of the academic tracks and addresses strategies to develop leaders and promotion to senior ranks. Format consists of didactic presentations followed by discussion and workshops.

Managing Health Care Organizations (HPA 561/MGT 630)

Professor: Nembhard

Duration: All years

Hours: 24

Description: This course is designed to integrate previous course work in management and in public health to further participants’ understanding of organizational, managerial, and strategic issues facing health care organizations (HCOs) and the health care workforce. The course will provide participants with a foundation for developing, implementing, and analyzing efforts to improve HCOs’ performance. A major objective of the course is to sharpen the leadership, problem‐solving, and presentation skills of those who aim to hold operational and strategic positions in health care organizations. Through case studies, readings, in‐class exercises and class discussions, participants will learn analytic frameworks, concepts, tools and skills necessary for leading and managing organizational learning, quality improvement, innovation, and overall performance in health care organizations.