Byron Powell

Byron Powell aims to improve the quality of health and social services by advancing methods in implementation research and practice. He is Co-Director of the Brown School’s Center for Mental Health Services Research, Co-Director of the Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination & Implementation, and Co-Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science’s Dissemination and Implementation Research Core. His research has been funded primarily by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. In 2022, he received a Fulbright Specialist Award to Ireland at the University College Cork.

Powell is committed to building capacity for implementation research internationally. He teaches a course titled, “Developing and Evaluating Implementation Strategies in Health and Social Services.” Additionally, he is the Associate Director designee for the Implementation Research Institute and core faculty for the HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute; Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation in Health-Australia; Irish Implementation Science Training Institute; and the UK Implementation Science Masterclass.

Powell is Past President of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Implementation Research and Practice, and he serves on the editorial board of Implementation Science. He holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, and adjunct appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Population Health at the University of New South Wales.

Byron Powell

Areas of Focus:

  • Implementation research
  • Behavioral health
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods research
  • Community-engaged research