Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Implementation Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Core Research Investigator, Veterans Health Administration, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Dr. Eva Woodward is a clinical health psychologist and implementation scientist. In her research, she uses implementation science and practice, community engaged research, and mixed methods to improve equitable health care delivery for groups experiencing disparities and oppression, such as racially minoritized, sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer), low-income, and rural-dwelling individuals. Her work focuses on implementing interventions in hospital settings. She complements her research as a clinician in primary care mental health integration. She is also a trainer for the Implementation Facilitation Learning Hub operated by Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative through the Veterans Health Administration.
Dr. Woodward currently works at the VA Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research (Little Rock, Arkansas) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Originally from rural Oklahoma, she trained at Suffolk University in Boston (Ph.D.) and Brown University in Providence (internship/residency). Dr. Woodward completed the two-year Advanced Fellowship Program at the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center in Little Rock before becoming faculty. She also graduated from the NIH Health Disparities Research Institute, and the Implementation Research Institute fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. As a trainee, she was awarded the Distinguished Student Contribution from the American Psychological Association’s division on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Research interests: implementation science, health equity, primary care mental health integration, health psychology, implementation facilitation
- Woodward, E. N. & Ball., I. A. (in press) Perspectives on Learning to Practice Reflexivity while Engaging Communities in Implementation Science. Frontiers in Health Services, Special Issue: Rising Stars in Implementation Science.
- Baumann, A., Woodward, E. N., Singh, R. S., Adsul, P., Shelton, R. C. (in press). Researchers have high motivation but low knowledge, skills, and opportunities to conduct equity-oriented dissemination and implementation research: A cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Services Research.
- Woodward, E. N., Willging, C., Landes, S. J., Hausmann, L. R. M., Drummond, K., Ounpraseuth, S., Ball, I. A., & Kirchner, J. E. (in press). Determining feasibility of incorporating consumer engagement into implementation activities: Study protocol of a hybrid implementation-effectiveness type II pilot. BMJ Open.–Most access Methodology Paper in the journal in 2021–
- Woodward, E. N., Singh, R. S., Ndebele-Ngwenya, P., Melgar Castillo, A., Dickson, K. S., & Kirchner, J. E. (2021). A More Practical Guide to Incorporating Health Equity Domains in Implementation Determinant Frameworks. Implementation Science Communications. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-021-00146-5
- Owen, R. R., Woodward, E. N., Drummond, K. L., Deen, T., Oliver, K. A., Petersen, N. J., Meit, S. S., Fortney, J. C., Kirchner, J. E. (in press). Using implementation facilitation to implement primary care mental health integration via clinical video telehealth in rural clinics: Protocol for a trial using a stepped wedge design. Implementation Science; 14:33. doi: 1186/s13012-019-0875-5
- Woodward, E. N., Matthieu, M. M., Uchendu, U. S., Rogal, S., & Kirchner, J. E. (2019). The health equity implementation framework: Proposal and preliminary study of Hepatitis C Virus treatment. Implementation Science; 14: doi: 10.1186/s13012-019-0861-y
- Chinman, M., Woodward, E. N., Curran, G. M., & Hausmann, L. R. M. (2017) Harnessing implementation science to increase the impact of health equity research. Medical Care, 55, S16-S23. doi: 1097/MLR.0000000000000769
- Woodward, E. N., Banks, R. J., Marks, A. K., & Pantalone, D. W. (2017). Identifying resilience resources among sexual minority men for HIV prevention: A systematic review. AIDS & Behavior, 21(10), 2860-2873. doi: 1007/s10461-016-1608-2