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Sandra F. Naoom, PhD

Sandra F. Naoom, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Associate Director
National Implementation Research Network
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Sandra F. Naoom, PhD, MSPH is associate director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), adjunct assistant professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and scientist at FPG. Dr. Naoom is a co-author of the highly regarded monograph Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature and has spent more than twelve years working with NIRN to establish and build the science and practice of implementation.

Dr. Naoom’s focus areas are developing strategies for implementation in underdeveloped, under-resourced global settings; supporting organizations in the development of their implementation capacity through implementation infrastructure evaluation and planning; developing measures to assess fidelity and implementation; and studying the supply and demand issues involved in the implementation of innovations in various contexts. She has provided consultation on implementation in the United States, Canada, Australia, Africa and Asia.

Representative Courses

Implementation Science for Global Health – MHCH 890.971

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