Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness

Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness

Principal Investigators: Sheila Santacroce, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP
Funded by: National Institute for Nursing Research | T32 Grant

To reduce the burden of chronic illness, prevention and management interventions must be effective, adopted and implemented with accuracy, and reach those at greatest risk for greater illness burden and poorer outcomes. Yet, many research-tested interventions are slow to translate into practice. This pre- and postdoctoral training program emphasizes six methods to speed translation into practice: stakeholder engagement, patient-centered outcomes, mixed-method approaches, intervention optimization and sequential multiple randomized trial (SMART) designs, pragmatic trial designs, and implementation science strategies. All trainees also receive training in the responsible conduct of research.