The Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIISis on a mission to bring science to quality.


Who We Are:

CIIS is a methodological hub for the scientific evaluation of efforts to improve healthcare delivery. We integrate key components of implementation and improvement sciences to address the needs of safety net systems.

Core Objectives: 
  • Providing guidance, support and innovation to design projects that rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to implement change.
  • Identifying strategies that accelerate the adoption and promote sustainability of effective healthcare interventions.
  • Providing implementation and improvement sciences education to faculty, trainees, and students.
Engage with CIIS:

CIIS provides free technical assistance to Boston University investigators. Request technical assistance by emailing

Let Us Help You:
  • Identify evidence-based interventions and implementation strategies to test/use.
  • Provide guidance on theoretical framing and design of quality improvement projects and studies.
  • Develop design and/or analytic plans that generate valid results.
  • Link to external expertise and new collaborations.
  • Turn your next great idea into reality with pilot grant funding, pilot data, and writing assistance.