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Brian S. Mittman, PhD

Research Scientist III

Division of Health Services Research & Implementation Science




Dr. Brian S. Mittman is a research scientist in the Department of Research & Evaluation with additional affiliations at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he co-leads the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Dissemination, Implementation and Improvement Science Initiative.

Dr. Mittman chaired the planning committee that launched the journal Implementation Science and served as co-editor in chief from 2005 to 2012. He was a founding member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine Forum on the Science of Quality Improvement and Implementation and chaired the National Institutes of Health Special Emphasis Panel on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health in 2007 and 2010. He directed the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative from 2002 to 2004. His research examines innovative approaches to health care delivery and improvement and efforts to strengthen learning health care systems.

Areas of Focus

  • Implementation and improvement science
  • Health care delivery science
  • Complex health interventions
  • Learning health care systems


PhD, Organizational Behavior
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Stanford, California
MA, Sociology
Stanford University
Stanford, California
BSE, Basic Engineering/Management Science
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Honors and Awards

  • Founding Co-Editor in Chief Emeritus, Implementation Science
  • Member, Methodology Committee, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Co-chair, International Advisory Board, SPOR Evidence Alliance, Canada
  • Member, Board of External Experts, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Member, Advisory Panel on Research, Association of American Medical Colleges