Dr. Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH is Director of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and Professor of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan (UM) Medical School. With over 45 centers across the U.S., the mission of QUERI is to improve Veteran health by accelerating the implementation of research findings into real-world practice. Dr. Kilbourne is a national expert in implementation science, notably the development and evaluation of strategies that support health care providers in delivering effective innovations more rapidly to their patients. Dr. Kilbourne has led several national implementation initiatives across the U.S. to improve patient outcomes including quality, equity, cost, and experience, and developed national research agendas focused on health disparities, chronic conditions, and Learning Health Systems. Dr. Kilbourne is also supporting VA’s fulfillment of the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act, which requires government agencies to use evidence and evaluation to justify program budgets. Dr. Kilbourne is also a member of the NIMH National Mental Health Advisory Council, the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory External Advisory Panel, and is Senior Fellow with the Partnership for Public Service.