Translational Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 327–330

The many faces of translational research: a tale of two studies

  • Stephen M Weiss
  • Deborah L Jones
  • Maria Lopez
  • Olga Villar-Loubet
  • Ndashi Chitalu


Translational research can take many forms: bench to bedside, across cultural groups, across geographical boundaries, among others. This case study will share how we addressed all three “translational” issues using two evidence-based studies (USA, Zambia) to illustrate these “roads less traveled.” Our implementation and dissemination efforts were anchored by the “train the trainer” strategy, and the Glasgow RE-AIM model provided programmatic guideposts and direction. Keeping all stakeholders (scientific, community, political) involved in the implementation and dissemination process was an essential, perhaps determining factor in the success of the translation process.


HIV prevention Sexual risk reduction Training of trainers RE-AIM Translational research Women and couples living with HIV 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen M Weiss
    • 1
  • Deborah L Jones
    • 1
  • Maria Lopez
    • 1
  • Olga Villar-Loubet
    • 1
  • Ndashi Chitalu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.University of Zambia School of MedicineLusakaZambia

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