The purpose of the Global Implementation Society (GIS) is to promote and establish coherent and collaborative approaches to implementation practice, science, and policy. The GIS promotes the development and integration of effective implementation, improvement, and scaling practices in human service settings in order to improve outcomes for children, families, individuals, and communities worldwide.
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The GIS Board Members
Professor of Statistical Epidemiology at Birzeit University, Palestine
Dr. Abu-Rmeileh was part of the WHO initiatives in encouraging Implementation research in the EMRO region and recently, she started building a team in reproductive health research.
Becci Akin, TREASURER
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Social Welfare at University of Kansas, USA
Dr. Akin has worked in child welfare as a caseworker and policy advocate and community-based agencies as a macro practitioner on a wide range of human service issues.
Susie Breitenstein, SECRETARY
Associate Professor, Director of Communication Outreach & Engagement, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, USA
Dr. Breitenstein's clinical training is as a child and adolescent psychiatric nurse and her research focuses on mental health prevention through implementation and dissemination of evidence-based parent training interventions.
Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
As a chief academic officer of the University, Dr. Hamid is responsible for the policy making and advancement of the academic and scholarly life of the University.
Francisca Infante, VICE PRESIDENT
Dean of Social Science at Universidad de las Américas, Chile
Francisca Infante E. has spent her career implementing and evaluating policies and programs addressing human development, equity and social justice.
Associate Professor, Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi
Grace Irimu, PhD, a paediatric nephrologist and health systems researcher, is credited for championing the scale up of ETAT +(Emergency, Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus admission care) in Kenya.
Research Director, Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development and Professor at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr. Ogden's research interests include the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions targeting children and youth with mental health and conduct issues.
Director of Research, Medical Management Center, Karolinska Medical University, Sweden
A founding member and board director of the Global Implementation Initiative, Dr. Peterson’s major research interests are at the interface of clinical medicine and public health and have focused on assuring that policies, programs and practices in global reproductive health are based on the best available science.
Researcher at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Dr. Shenderovich works on examining policies related to violence and mental health affecting young people in low- and middle-income countries.
Melissa Van Dyke, PRESIDENT
International Expert Advisor on Implementation, Centre of Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS), University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Dr. Van Dyke has a national role focused on building capacity within CELCIS and the children’s services and health sectors to adopt an implementation-informed approach to improvement.