September 30, 2019

Former PCOR K12 Scholar Receives VA Funding for an Implementation Science Project to Improve the Quality of Cirrhosis Care

Shari Rogal, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine, John J. Fung Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery and former PCOR Scholar, recently received funding through the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for her proposal titled “Using data-driven implementation strategies to improve the quality of cirrhosis care.” In this 3-year multisite implementation trial, Dr. Rogal will aim to understand which site-level implementation strategies most efficiently and effectively result in improved access to high-quality cirrhosis care. She will then develop and test an implementation intervention across 12 sites.

Dr. Rogal, who completed our PCOR K12 Program in 2019 and who is also a faculty member in the VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), has in prior research developed novel methods for assessing implementation strategies. Through her novel analyses she has found combinations of strategies associated with increased site-level hepatitis C treatment rates. Dr. Rogal’s newly funded project will examine whether this approach can be used to develop a data-driven implementation intervention.

Congratulations to Dr. Rogal!

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