Beth Prusaczyk, Ph.D., M.S.W., is an Instructor at the Institute for Informatics and in General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Prusaczyk is an implementation scientist who specializes in improving healthcare for older adults and other vulnerable populations by understanding how to better implement existing research findings into real-world practice and policy through the use of healthcare data and systems and team science.
Her research interests include broadly what are the strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices for older adults in the healthcare system, including the effect of interpersonal team dynamics on the implementation process and the use of existing healthcare data and system science methods such as social network analysis to inform and speed the implementation process.
Dr. Prusaczyk completed her postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. and M.S.W. from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Prusaczyk received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Webster University. She also served as 2018-2019 Health and Aging Policy Fellow and American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow working with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.