December 2021 BLOG

Hello RE-AIMers!

Hope you are well and had some time off for reflections of gratitude this season. One thing I’m grateful for is exceptional colleagues and thinking about the future of Dissemination and Implementation Science (DIS). When DIS methods and measures are applied and valued within new systems, settings, and fields, we can start to see changes in the outcomes many of us have dedicated our careers to: Relevant work that is rigorous and focused on health, adaptability, equity and sustainability.

In this blog, I’d like to introduce and highlight the work of our newest RE-AIM workgroup member, Dr. Rebecca Guerin. Dr. Guerin is the Chief of Social Science and Translation Research Branch (SSTRB) in the Division of Science Integration of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In one of her latest papers, “Dissemination and Implementation Science Approaches for Occupational Safety and Health Research: Implications for Advancing Total Worker Health,” she introduces key concepts of DIS as it relates to occupational safety and health as well as the NIOSH-specific Total Worker Health initiative. I suggest you specifically explore the tables within the paper that have tangible considerations for OSH researchers, partners, and policymakers.

We hope you enjoy this read and it sparks something new in your work or field, too.

Until next time,
Samantha Harden