RESEARCHERS

USA

Jim Dearing

James Dearing is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Recently he was Senior Scientist for Kaiser Permanente, the largest nonprofit healthcare provider in the United States. Dr. Dearing specializes in the diffusion of innovations, and the use of diffusion principles to disseminate and effectively implement and sustain worthy innovations. He studied under and worked closely with Everett M. Rogers for 20 years. 
Ruth Anderson
Ruth Anderson is the Associate Dean for Research in the University of North Carolina School of Nursing. Her research focuses on chronic illness and care outcomes for older adults. Her research expertise includes using complexity science and the adaptive leadership framework in research about trajectories of chronic illness and care systems. She employs quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method study designs in her research program. She has been funded by numerous agencies to support her work and is in her 13th year of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Holly Lanham
Holly Lanham is Assistant Professor at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr Lanham's primary research interest is in understanding behavioral and social aspects of information technology use in health care delivery systems. She provides for the TREC team expertise in information management, complexity theory and management science.

Sweden

Anne-Marie Bostrom

Anne-Marie Boström is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Her area of research, teaching and clinical practice is the promotion of evidence-based care for older adults to enhance their health and well-being. Her research focuses on evidence-based care, particularly research utilization among nursing staff. Present research focuses on examining individual and organizational factors associated with research utilization and evidence-based care. The aim is to generate knowledge in order to develop interventions to support increased research use in practice and to evaluate these interventions from the older adults’ and staffs’ perspectives. She have been part of a project to develop a model for implementing the Swedish national guidelines for dementia care in a nursing home.
Johan Thor

Johan Thor is Vinnvård Fellow of Improvement Science at Jönköping University, and a Researcher at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. His research areas include quality and patient safety, improvement work, evidence based practice, LEAN, interprofessional learning, and special assignments. 

ASSOCIATES

USA

Jingbo Meng

Jingbo Meng is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Dr. Meng's research interests span the areas of team science, social networks and social media for health education and promotion. Her work has used social network analysis to understand and build groups and networks that facilitate exchanges of social support in online health communities, enhance social influence on health behavioral changes and diffuse preventive health information via social media. Her role in the TREC project is to understand the formation of interpersonal and inter-organizational advice-seeking networks among nursing homes and provide knowledge on how to enhancing advice-seeking networks for diffusion of best practices.