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Grant Number: 3R01CA262325-03S1 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Weiner, Bryan
Organization: University Of Washington
Project Title: Exploring Implementation Strategy-Mechanisms Linkages in Evidence-Based Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs for Cancer Prevention in Latin America
Fiscal Year: 2023


PROJECT SUMMARY Candidate: Diana Parra, PhD, MPH, is Research Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). This Diversity Supplement Award will establish Dr. Parra as an independent, nationally funded, internationally recognized researcher in the field of implementation and dissemination science who elucidates implementation strategies and mechanisms of evidence-based physical activity and nutrition programs for cancer prevention among Latino populations both in the US and in Latin America. Mentors/Environment: To achieve the stated research and career goals, Dr. Parra and her primary mentor, Dr. Byron Powell, have assembled an expert, multidisciplinary mentoring committee that includes internationally recognized leaders in implementation science. Dr. Parra plans to participate in focused courses, seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as leverage existing institutional resources at WUSTL, Kaiser Permanente and University of Washington. Research Strategy: There is evidence suggesting that the strategies used in low- and middle-income countries are quite different than those deployed in the United States and other high-income countries. These strategies are used or could be used in low-resource settings domestically, which further enhances the relevance of the supplement’s findings (strategy-mechanism linkages) to the parent award. Moreover, the diversity supplement expands the relevance of the database to bring a deep focus on implementing evidence- based programs (i.e., physical activity, nutrition) for cancer prevention. The proposed diversity supplement brings global relevance to the parent award and the database of strategy- mechanism linkages for the field to test. The supplement will deliver the findings in the same form as the parent grant, specifically in the form of causal pathway diagrams (CPDs), and use many of the parent grant methods such as Nominal Group Technique to generate the initial CPDs. The supplement brings an innovative method in the initial phase, which has surfaced in the parent grant’s early Aim 2 work. Specifically, evidence review methods will characterize implementation mechanisms when they are not necessarily explicitly named in the literature. Given these intended synergies, the proposed supplement work will be executed with the support of the parent grant investigative team using an embedded model in which Dr. Parra joins our biweekly meetings for bidirectional benefit.


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