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
Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, USA.
Becci Akin is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Social Welfare at University of Kansas.
Associate Professor, Director of Communication Outreach & Engagement, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, USA.
Susie Breitenstein, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor and Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Dean Fixsen, President
Founder, National Implementation Research Network, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA
Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, has spent his career developing and implementing evidence-based programs, initiating and managing change processes in provider organizations and service delivery systems, and working with others to improve the lives of children, families, and adults.
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.
Research Director, Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development and Professor at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway.
Terje Ogden, PhD research interests include the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions targeting children and youth with mental health and conduct issues.
Professor & Director of Research, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
John is director of research at the Karolinska Academic Medical center MMC unit in Sweden, and Professor of Health Implementation Improvement and Evaluation.
Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Chapel Hill, USA
Herbert B. Peterson, MD, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, is past chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is jointly appointed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Melissa Van Dyke
International Expert Advisor on Implementation, Centre of Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS), University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Melissa Van Dyke, PhD, joined the CELCIS team in 2015, as the International Expert Advisor on Implementation at the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS)...