The SSRI provides resources for faculty to learn more about SSRI services and supports, and tips on how to obtain external funding in the social sciences.


The SSRI RV is a resource available for researchers to facilitate future projects aimed at external funding. Currently, the RV is currently being used by Janet van Hell, professor of psychology and linguistics, in school locations to conduct neurocognitive research. In the past, the RV has also been used for outreach activities such as science fairs or research demonstrations.

Researchers who would like to reserve the RV can contact van Hell at Members of her lab can provide instructions on the operation of the RV, becoming a licensed driver, how to keep track of mileage, etc.

A White RV painted with white stars and a yellow planet on a blue background.

Clinical Research Guidebook

This clinical research guidebook has been developed for faculty and staff members engaged in clinical research at Penn State, and it particularly offers guidance for clinical research not conducted at the College of Medicine. The guidance has been adapted from the materials created and released by The Clinical Trials Resource Group at the University of California-Davis CTSC.

Clinical Research Guidebook

Implementation and Dissemination Science Resources

Select D&I Resource Websites


  • Brownson R. C., Colditz, G. A. & Proctor, E. K. (Eds.) (2018). Dissemination and implementation research in health: Translating science to practice (Second edition). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bartholomew, L. K., Parcel, G. S., Kok, G., Gottlieb, N. H. & Fernández, M. E. (2011). Planning health promotion programs: An intervention mapping approach (Third edition) . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
  • Green, L. W., Kreuter, M. W. (2005). Health program planning: An educational and ecological approach (Fourth edition) . New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of Innovations (Fifth edition). New York: Free Press.

  • D&I relevance to primary care and public health:
    • Brownson, R., Eyler, A., Harris, J., Moore, J., & Tabak, R. (2018). Getting the word out: New approaches for disseminating public health science. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP, 24(2), 102-111.
    • Hamilton, A., Mittman, B., Campbell, D., Hutchinson, C., Liu, H., Moss N., & Wyatt, G. (2018). Understanding the impact of external context on community-based implementation of an evidence-based HIV risk reduction intervention. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 11.
    • Holtrop, J. S., Rabin, B. A., & Glasgow, R. E. (2018a). Dissemination and implementation science in primary care research and practice: Contributions and opportunities. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 31(3), 466-478.
    • Kilbourne, A. , Elwy, R., Sales, A., & Atkins, D. (2017). Accelerating research impact in a learning health care system: VA’s quality enhancement research initiative in the choice act era. Medical Care, 55(7 Suppl 1), S4-S12.
    • Riley, W. T., Glasgow, R. E., Etheredge, L., & Abernethy, A. P. (2013). Rapid, responsive, relevant (R3) research: A call for a rapid learning health research enterprise. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 2(1), 10.
    • Vincent, D., Hastings-Tolsma, M., & Stevens, K. R. (2013). Dissemination and implementation research: Intersection between nursing science and health care delivery. Nursing Research and Practice.
  • D&I study design considerations:
    • Glasgow R.E., Harden S.M., Gaglio B., Rabin B., Smith M.L., Ory M.B., Estabrooks P.A. (2019). REAIM planning and evaluation framework, adapting to new science and practice with a 20-year review . Front Public Health, 7, 64 (e-published March 29, 2019).
    • Landes S. J., McBain, S.A., Curran, G.M. (2019). An introduction to effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs. Psychiatry Research, Volume 280, 112513.
    • Moullin, J. C., Dickson, K. S., Stadnick, N. A., Rabin, B. A., Aarons, G. A. (2019) Systematic review of the exploration, preparation, implementation, sustainment (EPIS) framework . Implementation Science, 14(1), 1.
    • Glasgow, R. E., & Estabrooks, P. E. (2018). Pragmatic applications of RE-AIM for health care initiatives in community and clinical settings. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15, E02.
    • Holtrop, J. S., Rabin, B. A., & Glasgow, R. E. (2018b). Qualitative approaches to use of the RE-AIM framework: Rationale and methods. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 177.
    • Chambers, D. A., Norton, W. E. (2016). The adaptome: Advancing the science of intervention adaptation. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(4 Suppl 2), S124-31.
    • Hemming, K., Haines, T. P., Chilton, P. J., Girling, A. J., & Lilford, R. J. (2015). The stepped wedge cluster randomised trial: Rationale, design, analysis and reporting. BMJ, 350, h391.
    • Loudon, K., Treweek, S., Sullivan, F., Donnan, P., Thorpe, K. E. & Zwarenstein, M. (2015). The PRECIS2 tool: Designing trials that are fit for purpose. BMJ, 350, h2147.
    • Proctor, E., Powell, B. J., & McMillen, J. C. (2013). Implementation strategies: Recommendations for specifying and reporting. Implementation Science: IS, 8, 139.
    • Curran, G. M., Bauer, M., Mittman, B., Pyne, J. M., & Stetler, C. (2012). Effectiveness implementation hybrid designs: combining elements of clinical effectiveness and implementation research to enhance public health impact. Med Care, 50(3), 217-26.
    • Tabak, R. G., Khoong, E. C., Chambers, D. A., & Brownson, R. C. (2012). Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43(3), 337-50.
    • Damschroeder, L., Aron, D. C., Keith, R. E., Kirsh, S. R., Alexander, J. A., & Lowery, J. C. (2009). Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science, 4, 50.
    • Feldstein, A. C., & Glasgow, R.E. (2008). A practical, robust implementation and sustainability model (PRISM) for integrating research findings into practice. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 34(4), 228-243.
    • Kilbourne, A. M., Neumann, M. S., Pincus, H. A., Bauer, M. S., & Stall, R. (2007). Implementing evidence-based interventions in health care: application of the replicating effective programs framework. Implementation Science, 2, 42.
    • Curran, G. M. (2020). Implementation science made too simple: A teaching tool . Implementation Science Communications, 1, 27. doi: 10.1186/s43058-020-00001-z
    • Kilbourne, A. M., Glasgow, R. E., Chambers, D. A. (2020). What can implementation science do for you? Key success stories from the field . Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(Suppl 2), 783-787. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06174-6.
    • Bernet, A. C., Willens, D. E. & Bauer, M. S. (2013). Effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs: Implications for quality improvement science. Implementation Science, 8, S2.
  • D&I research outcome assessment and reporting considerations:
    • Rhodes, W., Ritzwoller, D., & Glasgow, R.E. (2018). Stakeholder perspectives on costs and resource expenditures: Addressing economic issues most relevant to patients, providers and clinics. Translational Behavioral Medicine, In press.
    • Pinnock, H., Barwick, M., Carpenter, C. R., Eldridge, S., Grandes, G., Griffiths, C. J., … Taylor, S. J. for the StaRI Group (2017). Standards for reporting implementation studies (StaRI) statement. BMJ, 356, i6795.
    • Weiner, B. J., Lewis, C. C., Stanick, C., Powell, B. J., Dorsey, C. N., Clary, A. S., Boynton, M. H., & Halko, H. (2017). Psychometric assessment of three newly developed implementation outcome measures. Implementation Science, 12(1), 108.
    • Rabin, B. A., Lewis, C. C., Norton, W. E., Neta, G., Chambers, D., Tobin, J. N., Brownson, R. C., & Glasgow, R. E. (2016). Measurement resources for dissemination and implementation research in health. Implementation Science, 11, 42.
    • Proctor, E. K., Silmere, H., Raghavan, R., Hovmand, P., Aarons, G. A., Bunger, A., … Hensley, M. (2011). Outcomes for implementation research: conceptual distinctions, measurement challenges, and research agenda.Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38 (2), 65–76.

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

To request any institute service, complete a service request form at .

  • Community Engagement studios
    One-time, 90-minute meeting where community members give feedback and advice to improve upon investigators’ research project plans. A studio provides a cost-effective and time efficient method to engage research participants and stakeholders to enhance the potential for research impact.
  • Assist in establishing a research project in the community
  • Assist in identifying stakeholders who can provide input at all stages of research, from conceptualization and discovery to dissemination
  • Research project design involving interdisciplinary teams and community partners
  • Community-based research approaches and protocols that effectively engage stakeholders in urban and rural settings
  • Support coordination among community members, health care providers and research scientists
  • Identification of needs and priorities for health-related research in Central Pennsylvania communities
  • Tools for increasing diversity of community member participation in health research through awareness and involving community members in the development of effective recruitment, retention and dissemination strategies

Team Science Toolbox

  • Techniques to grow and develop effective teams
  • Effective integration of knowledge, coordination and communication in team environment
  • Effective management of interpersonal dynamics
  • Assistance motivating a team to meet milestones
  • Guidance on the science of team science
  • Tracking and evaluation of team effectiveness and and team science outcomes
    mentorship for team leaders and education on the role individual factors in effective multidisciplinary research
  • Assistance with team-level processes including establishing common language and conflict resolution
  • Techniques to effectively manage multisite teams

Department of Defense's Minerva Research Initiative FOA Discussion

The Minerva Research Initiative supports social science research aimed at improving our basic understanding of security, broadly defined. All supported projects are university-based and unclassified, with the intention that all work be shared widely to support thriving stable and safe communities. The goal is to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.