Implementation ScienceClosing the gap between scientific discovery and patient care must be a top priority.
As practicing physicians, we never forget to put patients at the center of all we do. Our research is designed to match the demands of a rapidly changing clinical practice environment and establish new treatment standards and guidelines. From bench to bedside, clinical research designed with patient care in mind can help to speed the translation of scientific evidence into practical therapies, changing the healthcare system for the better and improving the lives of patients around the world.
Neha Pagidipati, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
"We need rigorous scientific methods to help us understand how we can improve in clinical practice, and implementation science will guide that."
Improving Outcomes for Heart Attack Patients
Christopher Granger, MD, explains how the DCRI has improved care for heart attack patients in North Carolina and around the country.
Coordinating care among providers
Monica Reed, MHA, and Neha Padigipati, MD, MPH, discuss COORDINATE-Diabetes, a trial that works with sites to coordinate care for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Emphasizing adherence to evidence-based therapies
Through a trial called CONNECT-HF, Adam DeVore, MD, MHS, focuses on improving the quality of patient care by working with sites to improve adherence to proven therapies for heart failure.
Collaboration: The Project Baseline Study
The Duke University School of Medicine, in partnership with Verily Life Sciences and Stanford Medicine, have launched the Project Baseline study, a longitudinal study that will collect broad phenotypic health data from approximately 10,000 participants, who will each be followed over the course of at least four years.
The study is designed to develop a well-defined reference, or “baseline,” of health as well as a rich data platform that may be used to better understand the transition from health to disease and identify additional risk factors for disease. Beyond this initial study, Project Baseline endeavors to test and develop new tools and technologies to access, organize and activate health information.