Implementation to Maximize Population and Community Translation (IMPaCT) Core

The mission of our core is to accelerate the dissemination and implementation (D&I), and hence the impact, of translational research. We define impact as the positive effects of research on the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations; and on healthcare delivery and the economy. 

We believe that gaining familiarity with the theories, frameworks, and methods of D&I Science* allows researchers at any stage on the translational continuum to design their studies with an eye to impact.

Our core offers tools, services, and training that come from D&I Science so that you can optimize the impact of your research.


Some of the Consulting Services We Offer:

  • The Path to Impact Guide
  • Path to Impact examples
  • Review of grant proposals/current research projects.
  • Identification of resources related to D&I Science.
  • Assistance with applying for CTSI D&I Science Pilot Awards.
  • Assistance with community engagement, an essential part of impactful research.
  • Assistance with human-centered design techniques to support impactful research.

Are you ready to make an impact?

Virtual Seminar Series

CTSI's IMPACT Core, Pitt DISC (D&I Science Collaborative), and the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) D&I Core invite you to join our monthly discussions of dissemination and implementation in practice.

*New to Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Science?

D&I Science - the field of study that examines the process by which scientific evidence is distributed, adopted, implemented, and sustained in typical community or clinical settings.

Helpful Resources:

Janet Freburger, PT, PhD

Co-director, IMPACT Core
Phone: 412-383-3281

Shari Rogal, MD, MPH

Co-director, IMPACT Core
Phone: 866-482-7488

Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA

Faculty, IMPACT Core
Phone: 412-383-3405

John Maier, PhD, MD

Faculty, IMPACT Core
Phone: 412-383-2319

Christine McDonough, PhD, PT

Faculty, IMPACT Core
Phone: 412-383-4603