Dr. Borsika RabinUniversity of California San Diego
Dr. Rabin is an Associate Professor at the UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, the Co-Director of the UC San Diego Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (DISC), and an Implementation Science (IS) expert on a number of large NIH and VA Center grants and research projects including the VA San Diego Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health and the Quadruple Aim QUERI Program (Denver VA). Dr. Rabin has extensive expertise in the selection and operationalization of IS models and she is a national expert in the use of the RE-AIM framework and its contextually expanded counterpart, PRISM. Dr. Rabin has been a member of the national leadership team for RE-AIM for the past close to one decade, developed and refined advanced methodology for the use of RE-AIM and PRISM across diverse topic areas and settings, and developed training and conducted consultations on the operationalization of RE-AIM and PRISM for research proposals and ongoing projects. She serves as the lead RE-AIM expert for the recently funded VA Center for the Evaluation of Enterprise-Wide Initiatives and provides technical assistance, training, consultation for all VA Office of Rural Health funded projects that are mandated to use RE-AIM for evaluation. Dr. Rabin also has substantial expertise and track record in contributing to capacity building for IS. She has developed and contributed to national IS workshops and trainings, developed webtools for researchers and clinicians including one of the most widely used webtool for IS, the D&I Models in Health Research webtool (www.dissemination-implementation.org). Dr. Rabin has developed and is teaching (and co-teaching) doctoral courses in IS both at UC San Diego and the University of Colorado. She co-founded and serves as a co-Director for the fully online ACCORDS D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program. She also has extensive experience with consulting and coaching in IS both early and mid-career researchers through her role as an Implementation Scientist for the ACCORDS D&I Program at CU, the UC San Diego Dissemination and Implementation Science Center, and the San Diego CFAR Implementation Science Hub. Dr. Rabin also brings substantial expertise in the IS measurement area. She co-led the development of the D&I Workspace on the NIH Grid-enabled Measures Database, creating a platform for sharing IS measures and their metadata broadly. She also co-led the development of a review of existing measurement databases for IS and continues to contribute to IS data harmonization activities through her role in the Methods Workgroup on the Colorado Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (one of seven IS centers funded through NCI). Dr. Rabin has wide-ranging experience providing training and IS consultation for diverse implementation projects. Dr. Rabin was an invited co-author of the National Cancer Institute White Paper on ‘Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science’ which provides methodological guidance to the field on the use of qualitative methods for D&I science and was developed by a small invited group of qualitative and/or implementation science methodologists. She established and has been the co-lead the national Veterans Association Quality Improvement Research Initiative Program, the Fidelity, Adaptation and Tailoring Special Workgroup which involves 100+ members and has been in place since 2015. She also served as the co-chair for the NIH/VA national meeting on Reporting and Measurement for Dissemination and Implementation Science and the chair of the Dissemination and Communication track for the 20th Annual HMO Research Network Conference. She led and was invited presenter at several national D&I Science training workshops including at the Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (2018, 2019, 2020, ad 2021), the Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology (2019), the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2018), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (2018).