One of the top professional challenges reported by health services researchers is effectively communicating their research for impact. In the U.S. and abroad, many researchers and their institutions face growing expectations to demonstrate the value and contributions of their work beyond academia. While health services and policy research can directly inform health care policy and practice, understanding whether and how research findings reach decision makers is a persistent challenge. 

Learning Objectives

Join us for this online event and learn from experts in the field how to effectively track research products and dissemination activities to better demonstrate the impact of your work. The webinar will:

  • Highlight opportunities and challenges associated with capturing the impact of research on health care policy and practice.
  • Provide participants with practical tools for tracking their research activities, products, and outcomes.

Webinar participants will gain access to a new members-only resource, the Impact Metrics Tracker, which helps researchers track research outputs and related outcomes. 

This is a members-only event.

Speaker List


Megan Collado, M.P.H.

Director - AcademyHealth

Megan Collado is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gra... Read Bio

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Lauren Gerlach, M.P.P.

Director - AcademyHealth

Lauren Gerlach is a director at AcademyHealth, where she seeks to strengthen ties between the health services ... Read Bio

Katherine Hempstead

Katherine Hempstead, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Adviser - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Katherine Hempstead is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She works on health care... Read Bio


Lindsey Leininger, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Business Administration - Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

Lindsey Leininger is a public health scientist specializing in data-driven health policy. Read Bio