Through a combination of plenaries, breakout, and poster sessions, the Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, supports the collective understanding of the research agenda, addresses the challenges facing D&I science, presents research findings, and identifies the next set of research priorities - setting the field up for a strong future.

2021 Conference Theme

Broadening Horizons for Impact: Incorporating Multisectoral Approaches into D&I Science
This year’s theme highlights the importance of incorporating within studies, attention to the diverse contexts and stakeholders, not only within health and health care, but across sectors which have implications on health.


David Chambers

David Chambers, D.Phil.

Deputy Director for Implementation Science - National Cancer Institute

Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Div... Read Bio

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Nakela Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Director - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Nakela L. Cook, Md, MPH, is Executive Director at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Read Bio

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Bob Gear

Director - Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Veterans Leadership Program

Bob Gear is the Director of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Veterans Leadership Program. Read Bio

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Joseph Geraci, Ph.D.

Co-Director - Transitioning Servicemember/Veteran And Suicide Prevention Center (TASC)

Dr. Geraci retired from the U.S. Army as an Infantry Lieutenant Colonel after serving for 20 years and deployi... Read Bio

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Sean Joe, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development - Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Joe is a nationally recognized scholar on suicidal behavior among Black Americans, particularly regarding ... Read Bio

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Anna María Nápoles, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Scientific Director - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Dr. Anna María Nápoles is the Scientific Director of NIMHD’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) Read Bio

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Jennifer Perez, LICSW

National Director - VA Post-9/11 Transition and Case Management

Jennifer Perez, LICSW has served as the National Director, Post-9/11 Transition and Case Management (TCM), for... Read Bio

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Marcella Nunez Smith, M.D., M.H.S.

Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center - Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is Associate Dean for Health Equity Research; C.N.H Long Professor of Medicine, Publi... Read Bio

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