Register today to attend Measuring What Matters, a symposium focused on associations between social determinants of health (SDoH), chronic disease, and health outcomes, including health related quality of life (HRQL). Scheduled for 16-17 July 2024, this virtual event will consist of session presentations and live Q&As with the speakers.

Session Highlight

Session 5: Implementation Science: Application to Clinical Care and Policy

In this final session of the 2024 Measuring What Matters Symposium, short presentations will discuss the realities of addressing SDoH, controversies related to SDoH including who is responsible for delivering interventions (communities, health care providers, health organizations/systems, health insurers, government agencies) and how implementation science can guide the translation of SDoH into practice and policy. A moderated Q&A and audience Q&A will follow to close out the event.

Session Speakers:

David Chambers, D.Phil

National Cancer Institute

Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Chambers manages a team focusing on efforts to build and advance the field of Implementation Science (IS) through funding opportunities, training programs, research activities, dissemination platforms, and enhancement of partnerships and networks to integrate research, practice and policy. Prior to his arrival at NIH, Dr. Chambers worked as a member of a research team at Oxford University, where he studied national efforts to implement evidence-based practice within healthcare systems. He publishes on strategic research directions in implementation science and serves as a plenary speaker at numerous scientific conferences. He received his A.B. degree (with Honors) in Economics from Brown University in 1997, and an M.Sc. and D.Phil degree in Management Studies (Organisational Behaviour) in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from Oxford University (UK).

J. Gmerice Hammond, MD MPH

Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Hammond is a cardiologist and health services and policy researcher at Washington University in St Louis. The goal of her research is to reduce inequities in cardiovascular disease. Specifically, her work examines the role that health policy implementation plays in race and socioeconomic-based inequities in cardiovascular disease outcomes. Her current work is focused on gaining a better understanding of how payment policies influence the implementation strategies used to manage high-risk, high-cost conditions for populations made socially vulnerable due to systemic and structural violence, specifically racism and chronic socioeconomic deprivation.

Jeff Micklos

Health Care Transformation Task Force

Jeff Micklos is the Executive Director of the Health Care Transformation Task Force. An attorney by training, Jeff is the former Executive Vice President, Management, Compliance, & General Counsel of the Federation of American Hospitals, a national trade association representing investor-owned hospitals, and a former Partner in the Health Law Department of the international law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Micklos began his career as a litigator and regulatory counsel for the Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and also served in the Office of General Counsel of the Social Security Administration. Jeff is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, and received a Bachelor Arts Degree from Villanova University. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Monica, and their four children.

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.