Byron Powell, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1105C McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Campus Box 7411
Chapel Hill, NC
USA 27599

Biographical Sketch:
Byron J. Powell, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on efforts to improve the quality of health, behavioral health, and social services. Specifically, his scholarship has focused on 1) identifying contextual barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based practices in routine care, 2) identifying and assessing the effectiveness of implementation strategies, 3) developing methods for tailoring implementation strategies to address determinants of effective implementation, and 4) advancing research methodology in implementation science. He is currently PI of an NIMH-funded study focused on developing and piloting the Collaborative Organizational Approach to Selecting and Tailoring Implementation Strategies (COAST-IS), an intervention that will help organizations to address context and EBP-specific determinants of implementation and sustainment (K01MH113806). Byron has received NIH-funded fellowships from the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (2015); Child, Intervention, Prevention, and Services Research Mentoring Network (2015-2016); and Implementation Research Institute (2016-2018). He serves on the editorial board of Implementation Science. In addition to his independent and collaborative research, Byron teaches courses on implementation research and practice, and provides methodological consultation related to implementation research through the Community Engagement Core (CARES) of the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) and the Social and Behavioral Research Core of UNCís Center for AIDS Research. He is also a Core Faculty Member of the UNC-RTI Consortium for Implementation Science.