IMPACT (IMPlementation to Achieve Clinical Transformation), University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Dec 16,2018 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

IMPACT (IMPlementation to Achieve Clinical Transformation) is a 2-year postdoctoral research career development (K12) program based at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine and supported by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Mentors lead scholars to independence in T4 population-based (implementation science) translational work, merging clinical, public health research and practice in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders. The program offers innovative, didactic training and mentored research experience in diverse, cutting-edge health care systems and community settings. 

Program Features

Housed in the transdisciplinary Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. Emphasis on the application of conceptual frameworks for dissemination and implementation (D&I) research, including RE-AIM, the Dynamic Sustainability Framework and the Evidence Integration Triangle Embedded research opportunities in a wide variety of clinical settings:

  • A community-based primary research care network
  • A leading safety net healthcare system serving a disadvantaged patient population
  • A Veterans Administration medical center and QUERI program
  • Inpatient and outpatient settings affiliated with a major pediatric hospital
  • A large, progressive managed care organization

A faculty with unique strengths in mixed methods (quantitative/qualitative) evaluation, pragmatic research measures, research across the life-span, shared decision-making, community engagement, mHealth solutions. 


  • Program Co-Directors: Russell Glasgow, PhD (behavioral science; T4 evaluation), Edward Havranek, MD (cardiology, health equity), and Allison Kempe, MD, MPH (pediatrics, vaccination and public health outreach)
  • Additional Primary Mentors: Jodi Holtrop, PhD (chronic illness management, mixed methods), Dan Matlock, MD (shared decision making, geriatrics), Elaine Morrato, DrPH (public health, marketing, CTSA), Don Nease, MD (primary care, research networks, community engagement, CTSA), and Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD (D&I theories and measures)
  • Secondary mentors in (a) relevant heart, lung, blood, and sleep clinical content matter, (b) relevant health system settings, and (c) relevant research methodology including informatics, statistics, geriatrics, and qualitative methods


  • MD or PhD (or equivalent) in behavioral science, public health, nursing, pharmacy or related health sciences; not currently a recipient of an individual K award
  • Able to devote 75% or greater FTE to research and career development
  • US citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident at time of application
  • Graduate level training in statistics, research methodology, and health services research preferred
  • Interest in research career in learning health systems and pragmatic research methods preferred


To apply, visit the application site. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis but applications received before January 1, 2019 will be considered for the first round of interviews. For general questions, please email Rebecca Speer at