D & I Science is a relatively new field of study that has emerged in the past decade. Research in the field focuses on how new evidence-based practices and policies that derive from public health science can be shared and effectively implemented in healthcare settings, communities, and states.
Much of our Center’s work has focused on how to improve dissemination and implementation of evidence-based policies, especially in tobacco control.
We have also demonstrated a gap between tobacco control basic sciences and policy scientists, which slows down the process of translating science into public policy. Our work aims to bridge this gap. For example, our Best Practices User Guide series, developed, written, and disseminated in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health, provides hands-on, practical guidance for states and communities implementing tobacco control programs.