The Master of Science in Health Policy Research would like to thank you for your interest in registering for the 2020 Implementation Science Institute. We anticipate a highly rewarding session.

Below you will find course details, information on payment options and our withdrawal policy. To register, please click “Register Now” at the top of this page. Please note that registration will close May 15, 2020 at midnight.                   



Wednesday, June 3 – Friday, June 5, 2020 from 9 am - 5 pm


Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5162

Credits: Participants who attend the full 3-day Institute are eligible for 0.5 credits through the MSHP program at Penn. These credits are optional and are contingent on the successful completion of the full Institute with a passing letter grade. To receive credit, interested participants must select the credit-bearing option via the ‘Registration Types’ (see 'Registration' section below for details).


Rinad Beidas, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI)

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania

Judy Shea, PhD; Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Guest Speaker: Wynne E. Norton, PhD; Program Officer-Implementation Science, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute


Implementation science has emerged as a discipline to bridge the research-to-practice gap. Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices in health services settings.

The purpose of the Implementation Science Institute is to provide participants with the tools to design and execute rigorous implementation science research. The Institute will give an introduction to the foundations of implementation science (i.e., terminology, conceptual models and frameworks, study design). Students receive an overview of advanced topics including implementation strategies and examples of successful research programs. The course directors will cover tips for grant writing, skill development and time will be spent developing ideas for Implementation Science grants. We will also describe how principles of implementation science can be applied to practical implementation efforts.


The cost of registration is as follows:

All options include lunch(es) and materials.

Daily Rate – no credit: $1,000.00

Full Institute – no credit: $2,750.00

Full Institute – 0.5 credits: $2,750.00

Full Institute – 1.0 credit: $5,457.00 (Current Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) students only; Additional approval and supplemental coursework required)

Limited scholarships will be available for affiliates of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC). Stay tuned for further details about the application process and scholarship sponsors. If you would like to be notified when more scholarship information is available, please contact

Early enrollment is advisable to ensure a spot. Registration will be capped and the Institute has filled to capacity prior to the closing of registration in previous years.


You will not be considered registered until you have paid in full.

Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express, a University of Pennsylvania budget code or a check made out to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.”

NOTE: Participants who select to take the Institute for credit will pay Student Financial Services directly. All other registrants will submit payment via this site. When it comes to the last page of this registration simply press 'Finish Registration'. You will receive a confirmation email when you successfully complete your registration. Please check your junk inbox in case the email was inadvertently filtered there.


Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00pm EST on May 15 2020 and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. For cancellations received by this deadline, refunds will be issued through the method that payment was received. No refunds will be offered for cancellations after 5:00pm EST on Friday, May 15, 2020.