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School & Program Updates

BU Launches New Center

Boston University School of Public Health has partnered with the Boston University School of Medicine to launch the Department of Medicine Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS).

The new center will be a methodological hub for the scientific evaluation of current efforts. CIIS will focus on care for underserved populations, particularly at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Mari-Lynn Drainoni, associate professor of health law, policy & management at BU, will serve as co-director of CIIS and will lead the implementation science component. The quality improvement component will be led by Dr. Allan Walkey, assistant professor of medicine at the medical school.

“I’m excited about bringing more of an implementation science focus to the campus, especially this that is more safety-net focused,” says Dr. Drainoni.

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