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UW-ISyE Colloquium Speaker: Todd Molfenter, CHESS

May 13, 2022 @ 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

1163 Mechanical Engineering

“Use of Implementation and Sustainment Engineering in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic”

Todd Melfenter

Abstract: Implementation and Sustainment Engineering has gained popularity in the health care field and could be critically important to all areas of ISyE (health, manufacturing, human factors operations research, etc). This presentation will review implementation and sustainment theory and tools and describe how they are being used to address the opioid epidemic and other health delivery challenges. The presentation and following discussion will report on the results of a coaching implementation and sustainment strategy to drive organizational innovation; critical research questions that must be addressed; and the implications and applications of Implementation and Sustainment Engineering to ISyE education, research, and practice.

Bio:   Todd is a senior scientist and co-director at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, based at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research activities focus on organizational change, systems change, implementation science, and technology adoption in health services research. He has authored more than 50 publications, currently holds three 5-year R01 type grants in the dissemination and implementation field, and chairs two national committees addressing dissemination and implementation research and practice. Todd is a graduate of UW-Madison Industrial and Systems Engineering Ph. D. program and a recipient of the 2020 College of Engineering Bollinger Academic Staff Distinguished Award for Research Excellence.