Many people have been involved in developing and advancing the RE-AIM model over the years. The list below acknowledges the primary contributors. Any oversights are unintentional and please bring these to our attention by contacting Samantha Harden.

Original Developers:
Russ Glasgow, Shawn Boles, Tom Vogt

National Working Group on RE-AIM Planning and Evaluation Framework:

Russell Glasgow, PhD Visiting Professor, Family Medicine Associate Director, Colorado Health Outcomes Program University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Glasgow is one of the original developers of RE-AIM, and has focused on its application in primary care settings and for chronic illness self-management.  He is also interested in applications of interactive technologies that have potential for reaching broad audiences and in programs to assist older adults, especially those with multiple chronic conditions. 

Bridget Gaglio, PhD, Program Officer, PCORI. Dr. Gaglio is a behavioral scientist who has a background in working with multiple healthcare settings and conducting health interventions in real-world. Her work is characterized by two main themes: (1) to understand the gaps in the quality of health status and health care that exists among diverse segments of the population and (2) to design interventions that can be implemented and disseminated in a variety of “real world” settings and will benefit their target audiences.

Borsika A. Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmDis an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the School of Medicine, University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA. She serves as an Implementation Scientist for the Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health at the San Diego VA and the Triple Aim QUERI Program at the Denver VA. She also is affiliated with the Dissemination and Implementation Program at the Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science at the School of Medicine, University of Colorado. Her research focuses on dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based interventions, communication and coordination around cancer care, and the evaluation and development of interactive, web-based interventions and tools with a strong emphasis on cancer survival prediction tools and tools that can support planning for D&I interventions. She designed and developed a number of web-based resources including the Make Research Matter ( web tool, the Cancer Prognostic Resources ( and D&I Models in Research and Practice ( website.

Marcia Ory, PhD, MPH, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Regents and Distinguished Professor. Dr. Ory’s research expertise is related to: healthy aging, chronic disease management; implementation and dissemination of evidence based programs; recruitment and retention of diverse populations. She has recently become involved in m-health approaches for assessing and changing lifestyle behaviors in clinical and community populations.

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD, Harold M. Maurer Distinguished Chair, Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Estabrooks is a practical, behavioral scientist with a vision is to do research that integrates with health systems in a way that will result in a large public health impact.  Most of his work, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1999, focuses on testing innovative health promotion programs, policies, and practice interventions that can be adopted in schools, workplaces, and healthcare clinics. Dr. Estabrooks also studies health promotion initiatives that can be sustained in typical community and clinical settings, at a reasonable cost, and benefiting groups that experience health disparities.

Samantha Harden, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise, Virginia Tech and Exercise Extension Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Dr. Harden studies ‘physical activity’ as a mechanism for improved health outcomes and psychological well-being; especially from a group dynamics-based approach. Working with a variety of populations from prenatal women to older adults, Dr. Harden explores intrapersonal, interpersonal, and system-level factors that either speed or impede the rate of translating evidence-based interventions into their intended practice settings (e.g., clinic, community).

RE-AIM Collaborators

Fabio Almeida, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Almeida’s research and professional experience, to date, have focused on seeking solutions to the growing global chronic disease epidemic in particular as it has a disproportional negative impact on the lives of those who are the most vulnerable in our societies. The ultimate goal of his work is to eliminate health disparities within chronic diseases, enhance health equity, and improve health outcomes for those who need it most in collaboration with community and practice partners by using available resources, evidence-based programs, and cost-effective strategies focusing on better health and enhanced quality of life for all.

David Dzewaltowski, PhD, Endowed Community Chair, Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Dzewaltowski is a social and behavioral scientist who has studied the human ecology and improving physical activity and nutrition of children for population health through identifying drivers of health behavior and evaluating interventions facilitating organizational change across sectors resulting in numerous places promoting health behavior where people live, learn, work, play, and seek care are Dr. Dzewaltowski research interests. Dr. Dzewaltowski builds on his past work on focused on developing community human-environment system theory and evaluating interventions promoting physical activity, healthful eating, and other health behaviors across in childcare settings, after-school programs, elementary schools, youth sport and diverse youth club organizations. Dr. Dzewaltowski was also a founding member of the RE-AIM Framework workgroup, whose goal has been to encourage program planners, evaluators, and policy-makers to pay more attention to essential program elements that can improve the sustainable adoption and implementation of effective, evidence-based health promotion programs.

Rodger Kessler, PhD ABPP, Research Professor, Arizona State University. Dr. Kessler is a Health Psychologist practicing in Family Medicine for 25 years. He is Chair for Research and Evaluation in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, and Research Professor in Biomedical Informatics and the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Arizona State University. He is co-Principal Investigator on the IBH-PC Comparative Effectiveness Trial supported through PCORI, to evaluate the outcomes of co-located and integrated models of behavioral care as part of primary care. He has designed, implemented, and evaluated the effectiveness of many integration projects in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Surgery, and Anesthesiology. Currently, he is Director of the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN), a sub network of the National Research Network (NRN), and Senior Scientist of the American Academy of Family Physicians. As Principal Investigator of an NIH research project, he developed a toolkit to assist practices, implement behavioral health, and health behavior care in primary care. He leads a national team of investigators that developed the Practice Integration Profile (PIP), an electronic practice level self-report identifying level of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration. Supported by the Sunflower Foundation, he also leads a national consensus panel to develop integrated care metrics.

Diane King, PhD, Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services, University of Alaska Anchorage, Research Assistant Professor. King’s primary research interests include prevention and self-management of obesity and chronic disease through promotion of healthy eating, healthy communities, and active living. Dr. King’s research emphasizes practical “real world” interventions that have the potential for widespread dissemination and implementation at the individual, environment and policy levels.

Lisa Klesges, PhD ,Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Memphis . Dr. Klesges is a Senior Advisor in Implementation Science and Public Health in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as part of an IPA assignment. Her responsibilities include special projects in overlapping areas of implementation science, precision medicine, and public health, in particular support of ongoing advancements in implementation science research related to precision cancer control and population health.  In addition to her work at NCI, Dr. Klesges holds an appointment as Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Memphis (2008-current), where she is the former Founding Dean of the School of Public Health. Previously, she held academic positions at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (2006-2008), the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2004-2006), and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine (1995-2004).

Laura Linnan, ScD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Senior Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Laura Linnan has more than 25 years of experience as a public health practitioner and researcher who works to eliminate chronic disease disparities with multi-level interventions designed and delivered in collaboration with the intended beneficiaries of these programs, policies or environmental supports. She is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior, founding director of the Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health (CCRWH), and serves as the Senior Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs for the Gillings School.

Renae Smith-Ray, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago, Research Scientist. Dr. Smith-Ray has expertise in public health and community- and clinic-based health behavior interventions for older adults. Specifically, Dr. Smith-Ray has extensive experience developing and testing cognitive and physical activity programs for older adults and examining the factors that influence the translation and dissemination of health promotion programs.

Deborah Toobert, PhD, Oregon Research Institute, Research Scientist. Dr. Toobert has conducted research and published numerous articles related to multiple-health-risk behavior self-management, including healthful eating and weight management, physical activity, smoking cessation, problem solving, stress management, and the challenges of assessing, changing, and maintaining improvements in multiple health-risk behaviors.

Website Development and Hosting Institutions:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (support for website development); Kansas State University (inception to 2007); Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research (2008- 2011); Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute (2011- 2013); Virginia Tech (August 2013-2016); University of Nebraska Medical Center (2016-present). With gratitude to Samantha Harden and Thomas Strayer for managing the website.