Lawrence A. Palinkas

Lawrence Palinkas is the Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health and Chair of the Department of Children, Youth and Families in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. A medical anthropologist, Dr Palinkas conducts research on mental health services, global health and health disparities, implementation science, research-practice partnerships, and the sociocultural and environmental determinants of health and health-related behaviour.


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Achieving Implementation and Exchange

The Science of Delivering Evidence-Based Practices to At-Risk Youth

This book addresses the frustrating gap between research conducted on effective practices and the lack of routine use of such practices. The author introduces a model for reducing this gap, highlighting the roles of social networks, research evidence, practitioner/policymaker decision-making, research-practice-policy partnerships.

Policy Press