“Facilitating Leadership and Organizational Change for Evidence-Based Practice Implementation” will be the topic for Dr. Gregory Aarons’ lecture at UCONN Thursday December 3. The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs from 12:30-1:30 pm.
Gregory Aarons, PhD is clinical and organizational psychologist, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a faculty member in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Research on Implementation and Leadership (CORIL). His research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on identifying and improving system, organizational, and individual factors that impact successful implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices and quality of care in health care and public sector practice settings.
Dr. Aarons’ current grants include an NIMH funded project focusing on how to effectively implement an evidence-based HIV preventive intervention among high-risk women in Mexico, using an inter-agency collaborative approach to scaling up evidence-based practice across an entire service system, working across two states and 87 counties to examine the interaction of policy and organizational capacity factors in long-term sustainment of evidence-based practice, developing practical measures of organization leadership and climate, and developing leadership and organizational change strategies to support evidence-based practice implementation. Dr. Aarons’ most current work focuses on improving organizational context and training managers and supervisors to become effective leaders, to create a positive implementation climate, and to successfully lead evidence-based practice implementation in their teams and organizations.
The lecture is being co-sponsored by: UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy; UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; UConn Department of Communication; UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies; UConn Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; and the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace; UConn Marketing Department, UConn School of Business; UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity; UConn School of Business; UConn School of Medicine; and UConn Health.