Resources from DII symposiums

Select resources by year or view all the recorded symposium presentations through the link below.

All DII symposiums

See below for slides and videos for each available 2017 presentation. 


Welcome Remarks  
Watch the Video - the video holds more than one presentation.  

  • Steven Dubinett, MD, UCLA 
  • Thomas Buchanan, MD, USC            
  • Hal Yee, MD, PhD, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services 
  • Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Brian Mittman, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Featured Presentations     

Optimizing Care in the Safety Net: Implementation and Evaluation of a Large-Scale Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (PDF)

  • Watch the Video - the video holds more than one presentation.
  • Speaker: Lauren Daskivich, MD, MSHS, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Identifying, Addressing, and Understanding Social Determinants of Health: A Kaiser Permanente Health System Perspective (PDF)

  • Watch the Video - the video holds more than one presentation.  
  • Speaker: Adam Sharp, MD, MS & Artair Rogers, MHA, Kaiser Permanente Southern California      

Be There San Diego: Improving Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through a Regional Quality Collaborative (PDF)

  • Watch the Video - the video holds more than one presentation.
  • Speaker: Christine Thorne, MD, MPH, UC San Diego

Addressing Obesity in individuals with Serious Mental Illness (PDF)

  • Watch the Video - the video holds more than one presentation.  
  • Speaker: Amy Cohen, PhD, VA Greater Los Angeles HealthCare System

Additional Presentations

Becoming the Best at Getting Better (Video)

  • There are no slides available for this portion. This was one of multiple strategy sessions; the other sessions do not have available recordings.

Results of Strategy Sessions and Closing Remarks (Video)

  • There are no slides available for this portion.

 The 2015 symposium videos are available at right and immediately below is the ordered list of the recorded speakers and presentations. All other symposium presentations are available as slides/PDF below.

DII Science Vision at LAC DHS
Speakers: Dr. Mitchell Katz, MD, Director, LA County Department of Health Services

DII Science Partnered-Research and Mental Health
Panel: John S Brekke, PhD, Laura Pancake, LCSW, Aubyn Stahmer, PhD, Karen Searcy, MA, Tumaini Coker, MD, MBA, and Christine Park, MD, MPH
DII Science: Practical Approaches to Community-Partnered Research
Speaker: Keith Norris, MD, PhD and Ellen Olshansky, PhD, RN

DII Science and Health System Leadership
Speaker: Alfredo Aguilar, LCSW, Martin Serota, MD, and Michael Gould, MD, MS

DII Science: Partnered-Research and Community Health Improvement
Speaker: Michael Hochman, MD, MPH, Steve Chen, PharmD, Katrina Kubicek, PhD, Marisela Robles, MS, Roberto Vargas, MD, MPH, and Donzella Lee, MPH

HS Leadership

Health System Leadership and Improvement Research at KPSC: Care Improvement Research Team (CIRT) (PDF)
Speaker: Michael K. Gould, MD, MS

San Diego County Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Research and Community Collaboration (PDF)
Speaker: Alfredo Aguirre

Skill Building & Meet the Expert

Comprehensive Implementation Strategies: Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice Use with Success (PDF)
Speaker: Amy Drahota, Ph.D.

Leadership and Organizational Strategies for Implementation in Health (PDF)
Speaker: Gregory A. Aarons, Ph.D.

Networks (PDF)
Speaker: Thomas W. Valente, Ph.D.

New Developments in the Use of Mixed Methods in Implementation Research (PDF)
Speaker: Lawrence A. Palinkas, Ph.D.

Practical Approaches to Community-Partnered Dissemination, Implementation and Improvement Research (PDF)
Speaker: Ellen Olshansky

Applying Implementation Science to Improve Care (PDF)
Speaker: Brian S, Mittman, Ph.D.

Models of University Infrastructure for Dissemination and Implementation Research (PDF)
Speaker: Sue Lindsay, Ph.D., MPH

Partnered-Research Case Studies

Telehealth Collaborative Care: A Partnered-Research Case Study (PDF)
Speakers: Tumaini R. Coker, MD, MBA and Christine Park, MD, MPH

USC/AltaMed CMMI Healthcare Innovation Award Program: Integrating Clinical Pharmacy Services in Safety-Net Clinics (PDF)
Speakers: Michael Hochman and Steve Chen

Building a Research-Community Collaborative to Improve Community Care for Infants and Toddlers At-Risk for Autism (PDF)
Speakers: Karyn Searcy, Aubyn C. Stahmer, Lauren Brookman-Frazee, and Sarah Rieth

Promotoras Improve Heart Health in Rural and Urban Settings (PDF)
Speakers: Katrina Kubicek, MA Ph.Dc

Southern California Regional Dissemination, Implementation & Improvement Science Symposium, March 2014


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National Perspective on the Importance of Dissemination, Implementation and Improvement Science (PDF)
Speaker: Ann Bonham, PhD

Network Interventions (PDF)
Speaker: Thomas Valente, PhD

Community-Partnered Participatory Implementation Research (PDF)
Speaker: Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH

Using Partnered Research to Accelerate Implementation of Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans (PDF)
Speaker: Elizabeth Yano, PhD, MSPH

Dissemination and Implementation Research: Harnessing DII to Achieve PCORI's Mission (PDF)
Speaker: Jean Slutsky, PA, MSHS

DII Science and the Improvement of the Public's Health (PDF)
Speaker: Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH

Challenges and Frontiers in Public Health and Prevention: The Role of Science in Real World Practice (PDF)
Speaker: Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS