2020-2021 National Online Training Series: Lost in Translation: Lessons about moving research in developmental disabilities into practice and policy
Presentation Title: Lost in Translation: Lessons about moving research in developmental disabilities into practice and policy
Presenter: Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., Director, Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, Senior Scientist, Adult Neurodevelopment and Geriatric Psychiatry Division, and Director, Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Cananda)
In this presentation Yona will review examples of research efforts from 5 countries related to mental health and developmental disabilities and explore ways different teams have used their research to inform policy and practice. She will then speak in greater depth about her experience directing a mental health research program in Canada, H-CARDD (www.hcardd.ca) and key lessons learned.
- Review examples of efforts to move research into policy or practice from 5 countries
- Highlight value of patient and family engagement in research
- Explore lessons learned about how to translate research successfully
Critical Ideas/Primary Takeaways:
- Research must take into account the stories and experience from people and families with lived experience
- Research is most valuable when it is translated in practice
- Successful translation of research to practice requires strong partnerships, multiple and creative ways to disseminate results, and plans for sustainability
Dr. Yona Lunsky is Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, Senior Scientist in the Adult Neurodevelopment and Geriatric Psychiatry Division, and Director of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program at CAMH. She is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at ICES. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University, and trained at the Nisonger Center UCEDD there prior to joining the University of Toron= to Faculty of Medicine. She is currently the Developmental Disabilities Lead, a newly established role within the Department of Psychiatry, with a focus on integrating research, education and clinical excellence in the developmental disabilities area across the Adult Psychiatry and Heath Systems and Child and Youth Mental Health Divisions.
Additional information about this presentation will be posted soon.