Faculty, Dissemination & Implementation Launchpad
Andrew Quanbeck, PhD, is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He heads the Implementation Science and Engineering Lab at UW. Dr. Quanbeck’s research draws upon concepts from systems engineering in developing innovative approaches to implementing evidence-based practices in healthcare. His research focuses specifically on the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in primary care settings. He has been the principal investigator on several grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and is currently conducting research funded by two R01s. One study, funded by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), investigates the use of mobile health technology among patients in primary care who have substance use disorders. The other study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), uses systems consultation, an innovative blend of implementation strategies, to promote the use of clinical guidelines for opioid prescribing. Dr. Quanbeck has authored 31 peer-reviewed papers.
Dr. Quanbeck has a leadership role in dissemination and implementation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As a faculty member at the UW’s Clinical and Translational Science Award program, he consults with clinical researchers across campus to help them apply D & I concepts to extend the impact of their work. He has served on the grant review committee of CRAN—Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH—a program that promotes collaboration among researchers at NIAAA, NIDA, and the National Cancer Institute.