Amy Kilbourne is a health services research and implementation scientist who develops implementation strategies and tests their effectiveness in improving quality of care in real-world settings using novel study designs. She has conducted several multi-site randomized trials of implementation strategies suing SMART and other designs to improve physical and mental health outcomes in community-based practices, large integrated health systems, and in schools with a focus on improving health for at-risk, marginalized, and underserved populations. As Director of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, she has supported the implementation of informatics and policy-level strategies in the federal government, notably to fulfill core requirements of the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act (US Public Law 115-435).
Dr. Kilbourne is also Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Learning Health Sciences and teaches Advanced Implementation Science in the DLHS Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems program.
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