PhD Prepared Faculty

Anne Sales


  • Professor
  • Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MU School of Medicine

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas

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Anne Sales is a nurse and Professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing and the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri (Columbia). She is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Her training is in nursing, sociology, health economics, econometrics, and general health services research. Her work involves theory-based design of implementation interventions, including understanding how feedback reports affect provider behavior and through behavior change have an impact on patient outcomes; the role of social networks in implementation interventions; and effective implementation methods using electronic health records and digital interventions. She has completed over 40 funded research projects, many focused on implementation research. She is a founding co-Editor-in-Chief of Implementation Science Communications.

  • Developing robust anti-Obesity Medication ImplemeNtatiOn approaches to maximize population health (the DOMINO study) – NIH/NIDDK R01 (Maciejewski, M., Sales, A., & Arterburn, D., MPIs),2024-2028
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Sciences, 2024-2027
  • Excellence in Research Award, Mizzou Nursing Alumni Association, 2024
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, 2023
  • Stent Omission after Ureteroscopy and Lithotripsy (SOUL)– PCORI (Ghani, K. PI), Sales, A. (Co-I), 2022-2025
  • Aligning Financial Incentives to Promote Rational Use of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer– NCI R01 (Hollenbeck, B; Shahinian, V Co-PIs), Sales, A. (Co-I), 2022-2027
  • 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
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Implementation Science Communications, 2019 – Present

  • Sales, A.E., Barnaby, D.P., Rentes, V.C. Letter to the editor on “the implementation research logic model: a method for planning, executing, reporting, and synthesizing implementation projects” (Smith JD, Li DH, Rafferty MR. the implementation research logic model: a method for planning, executing, reporting, and synthesizing implementation projects. Implement Sci. 2020;15 (1):84.) (2021) Implementation Science, 16 (1), art. no. 97, DOI: 10.1186/s13012-021-01169-1
  • Skolarus TA, Forman J, Sparks JB, Metreger T, Hawley ST, Caram MV, Dossett L, Paniagua-Cruz A, Makarov DV, Leppert JT, Shelton JB, Stensland KD, Hollenbeck BK, Shahinian V, Sales AE, Wittmann DA. Learning from the “tail end” of de-implementation: the case of chemical castration for localized prostate cancer. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Oct 28;2(1):124. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00224-8. PubMed PMID: 34711274; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8555144.
  • Barnes GD, Sippola E, Ranusch A, Takamine L, Lanham M, Dorsch M, Sales A, Sussman J. Implementing an electronic health record dashboard for safe anticoagulant management: learning from qualitative interviews with existing and potential users to develop an implementation process. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Feb 2;3(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s43058-022-00262-w. PubMed PMID: 35109916; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8812192.
  • Carpenter JG, Scott WJ, Kononowech J, Foglia MB, Haverhals LM, Hogikyan R, Kolanowski A, Landis-Lewis Z, Levy C, Miller SC, Periyakoil VJ, Phibbs CS, Potter L, Sales A, Ersek M. Evaluating implementation strategies to support documentation of veterans’ care preferences. Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 8;. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13958. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35261022.
  • Cope EL, Johnson M, Khan M, Kaplan HC, Sales A, Mistry KB. Contextual Factors Affecting Implementation of Pediatric Quality Improvement Programs. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Apr;22(3S):S81-S91. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.08.016. PubMed PMID: 35339248.
  • Corriere MA, Kim GY, Byrnes ME, Sales A, Keith D, Ip EH, Burke GL, Boone DS, Easterling D. Focus group study of factors relevant to treatment decisions and experiences among patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2022 Jul 19;. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2022.06.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35863556.
  • Grigoryan L, Naik AD, Lichtenberger P, Graber CJ, Patel PK, Drekonja DM, Gauthier TP, Shukla B, Sales AE, Krein SL, Van JN, Dillon LM, Hysong SJ, Kramer JR, Walder A, Ramsey D, Trautner BW. Analysis of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 1;5(7):e2222530. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.
  • Stensland KD, Damschroder LJ, Sales AE, Schott AF, Skolarus TA. Envisioning clinical trials as complex interventions. Cancer. 2022 Sep 1;128(17):3145-3151. doi: 10.1002/cncr.34357. Epub 2022 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 35766902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9378578.
  • Sales A. Reporting on implementation trials with null findings: the need for concurrent process evaluation reporting. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022 Jun 14;. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2022-014693. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35701169.
  • Stensland KD, Sales AE, Damschroder LJ, Skolarus TA. Applying implementation frameworks to the clinical trial context. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Oct 10;3(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s43058-022-00355-6. PubMed PMID: 36217172; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9552519.
  • Sales AE, Farr SL, Spertus JA. The Influence of Health Behavior Theory on Implementation Practice and Science: Brief Review and Commentary. Pharmacy (Basel). 2022 Sep 18;10(5). doi: 10.3390/pharmacy10050115. PubMed PMID: 36136848; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9498588.
  • Seminar on Implementation Science: Methods and Processes; University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland, November 18-22, 2019
  • CCUGH-SGHHI Implementation Science Training, Sun Yat-Sen University School of Public Health, Guangzhou, PR China, December 16-19, 2019
  • “Implementation Science in a Nutshell”, IS2 Virtual Training Institute, sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis, June 22nd
  • NextGen Precision Health Seminar Series, “Implementation Science and Precision Health,” Columbia, MO, April 6th
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine Critical Care Division, “Current state of methods in implementation and implementation science” Virtual presentation, June 16th
  • University of Kentucky TISA Visiting Professor (Virtual), “Approaches for selecting strategies for implementation interventions” Virtual presentation, June 21st
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Implementation Science Symposium, “Steps in the implementation pathway: Process, Assessment, Design, Evaluation” (Virtual), October 9th
  • LeaRRn Webinar, “Closing the evidence to practice gap: Selecting and applying implementation frameworks” Virtual November 12th
  • Consortium for Implementation Science, “Data modernization: Implementation challenges” Virtual, November 29th
  • NHLBI iNEXiS Workshop, “Moving the science of implementation forward: Focus on mechanism” Virtual presentation, December 17th
  • VA Quality Scholars Program, “Brief overview of Implementation Mapping” Virtual presentation, December 17th
  • Visiting scholar, Department of Population Sciences, Duke University, “What is the state of the science in implementation science?” In-person presentation, March 3, 2022
  • Jewish Barnes Hospital, 15th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, St. Louis, MO, Keynote speaker, “Applying tools and lessons from implementation science to evidence based practice in health care: A brief overview”, October 19th
  • College of Nursing, Texas A&M University, Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX, “Applying implementation science to evidence-based practice: Tools and Lessons”, November 7th