Methods in Implementation Science - Illustrated by a mHealth for Mental Health study | Duke Kunshan University
Methods in Implementation Science - Illustrated by a mHealth for Mental Health study
Speaker: 
Prof. Dong (Roman) Xu

 Executive Deputy Director, Sun Yat-sen Global Health Institute (SGHI) of the Sun Yat-sen University

Sep 28th 2017 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk:

Implementation science (IS) has increasingly become an important area of research in global health.  Many proven strategies in global health fail to be implemented or brought to scale. Research methods in IS is evolving. This presentation will introduce various research methods and design options in IS focused studies. The LEAN trial will be used as an example to illustrate a "mixed method" model in IS studies. The LEAN trial is a randomized controlled study that focuses on using mHealth solutions to aid lay health workers (a task-shifting strategy) to better manage villagers with severe mental disorders.

 

Brief Biography:

Dong (Roman) Xu is the executive deputy director of the Sun Yat-sen Global Health Institute (SGHI) of the Sun Yat-sen University and a research professor in global health and health systems. His research focuses on developing and evaluating health system innovations, primary care delivery, payment systems, health quality assessment and mHealth. He is presently leading the LEAN Trial that involves a new model of community-based mental health with lay health supporters aided by a mobile messaging system in Liuyang; he is also involved in a county hospital payment system reform from fee-for-services to global budgeting with pay-for-performance in Guizhou province. He is starting a new project to evaluate quality of care and cost in private and public hospitals using unannounced standardized patients. Before his SGHI work, he hold leadership positions at the China Medical Board (CMB), Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Medical International, Medtronic Inc., and the Chinese Medical Association. Roman is currently conducting his dissertation research as the PhD candidate at the University of Washington Global Health (implementation science) program; he obtained his master in public policy (health policy) from Harvard University in 2004 and bachelor in medical English from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996.