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Bridging the gap of translation research in public health - from research to real world

MOJ Public Health
Naiya Patel
Department of Public Health, Long Island University, USA


Objective: The reason behind heightened demand for translational research is a failure to achieve expected. Advances in the medical field have failed to bridge the gap between research results and real-world outcomes. The lack of effective research which can bridge the gap between community setting outcomes and results gained from small settings leads to the failure of interventions. 
Study design: The current study is a systematic review.
Methods: Several peer reviewed articles published in the Web of Sciences Core Collection and Google Scholar database were chosen. The search words used were: “translational research”, “real world”, “public health”, and “gap”. 
Results: This paper describes some effective approaches which have proven to be capable of bridging the gap between research and real-world effectiveness. These approaches include evaluation frameworks, evidence-based medicine, as well as prevention trial design. 
Conclusion: Translational research plays a crucial role in achieving expected outcomes of any given intervention. These outcomes can only be achieved if a unified model or hybrid approach is used to address any given intervention of the program/campaign. A hybrid model which can address the gaps at each level in this transition could prove to be the most promising strategy. 


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