Brian S. Mittman, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation and a Senior Scientist at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy in Los Angeles.  His research interests include healthcare implementation and improvement science and healthcare delivery science.  He has additional affiliations at RAND and UCLA, where he co-leads the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Implementation and Improvement Science Initiative and where he previously served as a Visiting Professor in the Schools of Public Health and Anderson School of Management.  Dr. Mittman convened the planning committee that launched the journal Implementation Science and served as co-editor in chief from 2005-2012.  He was a founding member of the US Institute of Medicine Forum on the Science of Quality Improvement and Implementation and chaired the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Special Emphasis Panel on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health in 2007 and 2010.  He directed VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) from 2002-2004.  He currently serves on the Methodology Committee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Advisory Panel on Research, as well as advisory boards for several additional U.S. and international research programs in implementation science.  He is a past member of the AcademyHealth Methods Council and Education Council.  He has led or supported numerous implementation and improvement science studies and policy/practice improvement projects and has taught implementation science throughout the US and abroad. 

Involvement with AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Member: 2017 D&I Conference