Implementation Science Interest Group


Next meeting February 11, 2021: Specific Aims Lightning Rounds. Interested in presenting and getting feedback on your implementation science related grant?  Email Lisa Lucas (

Apply to a 2-year Fellowship in HIV Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the Implementation Research Institute at the University of Washington in St. Louis. Applications are due March 5th, 2021. Apply at: For further information, please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Alissa Hanten at

Implementation Science Interest Group (ISIG):

The ISIG is open to investigators across the JHU CFAR and to the surrounding community, and endeavors to engage local community stakeholders and Health Departments in our work to foster meaningful collaborations and sustainable initiatives. Our faculty represent individuals across career stages endeavoring to increase knowledge of best practices and evolving methodologies in implementation science across CFAR investigators. We hold monthly open meetings on the second Thursday of every month at 12 noon EST and organize one-off events. If interested in learning more or joining our mailing list, monthly meetings, or our Hopkins ISIG Teams site, please email Lisa Lucas (

Our Mission:

The mission of the JHU CFAR Implementation Science Interest Group (ISIG) is to support implementation science training and skill acquisition, and to facilitate the practical application of implementation science for JHU HIV researchers.  We aim to have a broad impact on conceptualization and innovation in implementation science training, methodologies and scholarship at JHU and in the implementation science research and practice community more broadly. We intend to accomplish these goals through 1) resource development including grant review, targeted events, monthly meetings to foster knowledge sharing and on-line repositories and libraries, and 2) promoting inter, intra and extra CFAR and JHU networking, collaboration and synergies.   

Ongoing Opportunities:

Leadership and Team:


The JHU CFAR ISIG has evolved from the CFAR Implementation Science Working Group which was previously led by Dr. Stefan Baral, Dr. Melissa-Davey Rothwell and Dr. Larry Chang. The ISIG continues to bring together a community of HIV researchers committed to conducting, advancing and/or newly engaging in implementation science research in the US and globally. 

Funding Opportunities