Amy Kilbourne, PhD MPH

Dr. Kilbourne is Director of the Quality Enhancement Research initiative (QUERI) in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Professor of Learning Health Sciences at University of Michigan. Her goal is to improve public health outcomes through implementation strategies that help providers scale up and spread effective innovations in real-world settings

Kate Guastaferro, PhD MPH

Dr. Guastaferro's program of research, situated at the cutting edge of prevention and intervention science, is devoted to the development, optimization, and evaluation of effective, efficient, economical, and scalable interventions with high public health impact, specifically focusing on the prevention of child maltreatment.



VA Quality Enhancement Research Institute (QUERI)

Mike Baiocchi, PhD

Professor Baiocchi, PhD, is an interventional-statistician, creating interventions and the means for analyzing them. He specializes in creating simple, easy to understand statistical methodologies for getting reliable results out of messy data and messy situations.


Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University

Assistant Research Professor
Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University

Conference Speakers

Jessica Moreau, PhD, MPH

Jessica L. Moreau, PhD (Princeton, 2011), MPH (UCLA, 2012), is a medical anthropologist and core investigator at the VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy (CSHIIP) at VA Greater Los Angeles. Her research interests include women’s health, implementation science, and quality improvement. Dr. Moreau specializes in rigorous qualitative methods including qualitative and mixed method study design and rapid methods for data collection and analysis. In her role as CSHIIP Qualitative Methods Group Lead, Dr. Moreau provides expert consulting on study design and grant development to center investigators, mentors junior investigators, and conducts workshops on qualitative methods


Ross Brownson, PhD

Research Health Scientist

Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy (CSHIIP), VA Greater Los Angeles