Category: Mental health

A Tentative HOORAY!

I’m spending an intellectually exhilarating–yet a little exhausting!–week with 19 other Implementation Research Institute Fellows in my first year out of two years of training in the state of the art in implementation science. I’m trying to figure out which strategies will be most effective in making sure that evidence-based practices for treating Veteran patients […]

Caregiving, a TEDMED challenge

If any of you teach, then you know how an inspiring teacher can be mesmerizing to an otherwise tired, overloaded group of students. I’m not often that rousing teacher, but this year, I became a fan of TED Talks to help create that bolt of motivation when it was lacking. A TED Talk by physician […]

Outing Depression

After Ben was diagnosed with Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, my world began falling apart. I don’t think it was just because of the diagnosis, I think part of it was the uncertainty of what he and all of us would be facing. Up until May 2003, I had become as expert as possible on Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos, and […]

What is Implementation Science?

Cherry blossoms, frizzy hair, and a truly accessible Metro. Where am I? In Washington, DC, of course (you knew at the cherry blossoms!), attending the 5th annual NIH Science of Dissemination and Implementation Conference. When Lucy was nearly 2, she and I traveled from London to visit my brother who was then working as a […]