Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH, is Chief Officer of Implementation & Policy at the VA Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, & Policy and Research Anthropologist in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She leads the VA EMPOWER QUERI, focused on using implementation science to strengthen women Veterans’ engagement and retention in evidence-based care models for high priority health conditions. She also serves as PI of an NHLBI-funded implementation study of increasing organizational and individual readiness to address cardiovascular risk among people living with HIV. She was trained in the inaugural cohort of the Implementation Research Institute, and now serves on the Editorial Boards of Implementation Science and Women’s Health Issues, as well as the forthcoming Implementation Research and Practice.