How We Work

The Consortium for Implementation Science (Consortium) operates with a collaborative governance structure that uses consensus-based priority setting and decision-making. This structure includes a governing board, an executive committee, Consortium co-directors, and a scientific advisory board.

  • The governing board (Board) is comprised of representatives from RTI International and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Board sets Consortium priorities while monitoring its long-term vision. The Board also appoints the Consortium co-directors.
  • The executive committee (EC) is comprised of key Board and Consortium member representatives. The EC monitors Consortium activities and provides guidance to the co-directors. The EC assesses the degree to which proposed projects and opportunities align with one or more of the Consortium focus areas (research, practice, education and training, policy). The EC is jointly chaired by the Consortium co-directors.
  • The Consortium co-directors are responsible for day-to-day Consortium operations. This includes assembling collaborative groups to respond to identified opportunities, coordinating proposal efforts to obtain external funding for Consortium activities, and growing and promoting the Consortium.
  • The Consortium also benefits from the advice of a scientific advisory board comprised of key thought leaders drawn from the Consortium member institutions.


Gillings School of Global Public Health

The mission of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world. The Gillings School aims to achieve even greater global impact by anticipating the future, turning research into real-world solutions, building strategic partnerships and shaping the next generation of global public health leaders.

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was founded as a division within the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1936. In 1939 it became a separate school – making it the first school of public health to be established within a state university. Today, the Gillings School is not only one of the largest public health schools in the country, it is one of the most consistently recognized for excellence.

RTI International

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Its staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

RTI was established in 1958 as the first scientific research organization based in the then newly created Research Triangle Park, the result of public-private collaboration between leaders in business, academia and North Carolina state government.