ENOLA PROCTOR, PH.D.

Dr. Enola Proctor is the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, in St. Louis, MO.  Her teaching and research are motivated by the question, how do we ensure that people receive the very best possible care?  In social work, public health, and health care settings ranging from hospitals to community agencies, she studies the processes through which organizations and individual providers can adopt and deliver the most effective programs and interventions.  Her research and training programs through the Center for Mental Health Services Research have been funded continuously by the National Institute of Mental Health since 1993.  Currently she works on a five-year R01 study to conduct a multi-site randomized trial to test the ARC organizational implementation strategy in St. Louis community mental health clinics.  Dr. Proctor leads several national initiatives to advance the science of dissemination and implementation research, including the NIMH funded Implementation Research Institute (IRI) which trains researchers from across the nation in implementation science for mental health.  She directs the Center for Dissemination and Implementation for the Institute for Public Health, and the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core (DIRC) of Washington University’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.