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Applying a Gender Lens to Advance Implementation Research

Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Start Date
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
End Date
Friday, June 9, 2023
Class Time(s)
W, Th, F, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2023 - 2024

Students must have foundational knowledge of Implementation Research and should provide proof of a course or training in this area prior to enrollment in the course. Students who have completed the following courses do not need to submit additional proof: 550.601.81 Implementation Research and Practice, 330.650.81 Methods in Implementation Science, or 340.716.11 (or (.49) Implementation Science Concepts, Methods & Study Designs. Professional experience in IR may also substitute for coursework.

Are you interested in Implementation Research but unsure how it can be applied to improve gender and health equity? This course will help you generate, promote, and use new knowledge on the intersections of gender and other social variables to influence implementation strategies globally. This is an intermediate course for students with preliminary training and/or professional experience in implementation research (IR).
Provides an overview of IR frameworks and how gender and intersectionality have been incorporated into IR design, analysis, and interpretation for strategy development. Explores gaps and areas for IR to further address gender and intersectional inequities throughout implementation. Assesses existing IR processes and constructs gender-sensitive implementation strategies along the IR process to achieve health equity.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the relevance of gender and intersectionality to IR and health equity
  2. Critique existing IR frameworks and approaches
  3. Modify IR frameworks by introducing areas for explicit gender integration
  4. Generate gender sensitive IR strategies to support health equity globally
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Quizzes
  • 10% Reflection
  • 40% Discussion
  • 40% Final Project
Special Comments

This is an intermediate course for students with preliminary training in implementation research (IR).