Anne Sales, PhD, RN

Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing

Professor, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, MU School of Medicine

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Phone: 573.882.7969
Fax: 573.884.4544

Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Graduate Faculty Status – Yes

DNP Doctoral Faculty Status – Yes

PhD Doctoral Faculty Status – Yes

Program of Research
Dr. Sales’ research focuses on design and development of implementation interventions across multiple health care settings and conditions. She has particular interest in feedback interventions as well as interventions using social networks and social influence. She is a generalist health services researcher, using mixed methods approaches to conducting research. She is active in training implementation researchers nationally and internationally.


Selected Grants, Honors and Awards
  • Aging in Place: A Cross-Sector Partnership of Housing and Health Care – NIH R21 (Skolarus, L., PI), Sales, A., (Co-I), 2021-2023
  • De-implementation of low value castration for men with prostate cancer – NIH/NCI R37 (Skolarus, T., PI), Sales, A. (Co-I), 2018-2022
  • Training to Advance Care through Implementation Science in Cardiac and Lung Illnesses – (TACTICAL), NIH/NHLBI K12 Institutional Training Grant, (Iwashyna, PI), Sales, A., (Co-PI), 2018-2022
  • Opioids: Prevention of iatrogenic opioid dependence after surgery – NIH/NIDA R01 (Waljee & Brummett, MPI), Sales, A., (Co-I), 2017-2022
  • ResCU II: Improving In-hospital Cardiac Arrest Care and Discovering Keys to Super-Survivorship – VA Health Services Research & Development IIR (Iwashyna & Nallamothu, MPI), Sales, A., (Co-I), 2018-2021
  • A Community Based Participatory Trial to Increase Stroke Treatment – NIH/NIMHD 1 U01 (Skolarus, L., PI), Sales, A., (Co-I), 2016-2021
  • Digital Implementation Intervention Trials in Acute Lung Care (DIGITAL-C) Network Planning – NIH/NHLBI, (Sales, A. & Gong, MPI), 2018-2020 
  • Implementing Goals of Care Conversations with Veterans in VA LTC Settings – VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Program, QUE 15-288, (Sales, A., PI), Ersek & Levy (co-PIs), 2015-2020
  • The effect of health information technology on healthcare provider communication – AHRQ R01, (Manojlovich, PI), Sales, A., (Co-I), 2014-2018
  • VA Nursing: Effectiveness and Entry (VAE2) – NCE 13-429, VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Program/Office of Nursing Services, (Sales, A., PI), 2014-2017
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Implementation Science Communications, 2019 – Present
  • Lou Ann Atkins Award for Nursing Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015

Selected Publications
Selected Presentations
  • “Social Network Analysis in Health Services Research and Implementation Science (Methods Workshop),” 2019 AcademyHealth ARM, Washington, DC, June 2019
  • “Participatory Modeling Approaches to Implementation Science,” Chair, 2018 NIH Annual Dissemination and Implementation Conference, Washington, DC, December 3, 2018
  • “Practices made perfect: New approaches for measuring sustainability in clinical settings,” Discussant, 2018 NIH Annual Dissemination and Implementation Conference, Washington, DC, December 3, 2018
  • “20 years of QUERI: From clinical implementation to healthcare system sustainability,” 2018 AcademyHealth ARM, Seattle, WA, June 2018
  • “Integrating the Life Sustaining Treatment Template into Current Processes in Community Living Centers,” 2018 AcademyHealth ARM, Seattle, WA, June 2018
  • “Using the Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment (ORCA) to Design Implementation Interventions,” 2018 AcademyHealth ARM, Seattle, WA, June 2018
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