Jay Ford, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Jay Ford is an Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His background as a health systems engineer and quality improvement experiences contributed to becoming a dissemination and implementation (D&I) expert. In his research, Dr. Ford actively works with health care organizations coaching staff through the process of implementing and sustaining organizational change. This hands-on experience highlights the importance of designing D&I research projects that promotes strong stakeholder and participant engagement. Dr. Ford’s current research supports community pharmacies as well as behavioral health and long-term care organizations in using implementation strategies to improve the quality care for individuals with opioid use disorders, in recovery, and with chronic conditions.