Christopher M. Shea, PhD
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
GILLINGS SCHOOL OF GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Dr. Shea’s training is in the fields of organizational behavior, implementation science, and health informatics. His research has employed both quantitative and qualitative methods to study adoption and implementation of innovations to improve quality of care for patients. His interests are at the intersection of implementation research and quality improvement, including developing organizational readiness for implementing changes within healthcare systems and employing champions in change efforts. He has led adoption and implementation studies of various programs, practices, and technologies, such as Medicaid managed care, non-invasive ventilation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), telehealth for stroke care and maternal health services, and virtual learning communities for clinicians providing substance-use care for patients. He has substantial experience conducting interviews with clinicians and administrative staff and analyzing interview data. He also has consulted with researchers and practitioners, both domestically and internationally, on frameworks and measures of which he led development, including the Organizational Readiness for Implementing Change (ORIC) measure, the Community-Engaged Dissemination and Implementation (CEDI) framework, and the Champion Impact model.