Project Title/Research Interests: Adoption of Evidence-based Practices: Patterns and Positive Deviants in the National Survey of Physician Organizations

Working on her dissertation on evidence-based medicine, using data from the 2012-2013 National Survey of Physician Organizations. Ms. Miyake-Lye is using an explanatory sequential mixed methods approach to: 1) explore the adoption patterns of evidence-based practices; 2) identify organizational characteristics associated with non-adoption; 3) identify the characteristics of positive deviants who have adopted practices despite sharing similar characteristics with non-adopters; and 4) explore the role of culture, leadership, and organizational priorities in the decision to adopt evidence-based practices. If the milieu of factors influencing adoption patterns are better understood, especially in low-adopting practices, better strategies for evidence-based practice uptake can be crafted and disseminated.