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Rabinowicz KT (Knowledge Translation) Lab


The KT Lab is a hub for collaboration among diverse individuals who are focused on improving the utilization of research, evidence-informed practices, and policy in real-world settings. The diversity of membership provides a foundation for exploring solutions to problems identified in the areas of health care, population health, and social injustice.

It provides a space—a social context—for learning, networking, and strengthening relationships among faculty, community partners, researchers, and students. It is where connections are built within and across systems. Through diverse perspectives, ideas and solutions can flourish and lead to innovative solutions in the areas of health care, population health, and social justice. 

“To have a positive effect on health outcomes, the professional education subsystem must design new instructional and institutional strategies. 

The KT Lab strives to develop innovative approaches for preparing faculty, future graduates, researchers, and community partners to engage in evidence-based strategies that support the movement of scientific knowledge into practice. 

Mission Statement 

To create a KT Lab that serves as a hub for collaboration among individuals who are focused on improving the utilization and impact of research findings, evidence-informed practices, and policy recommendations in real-world settings. 

To cultivate a social space for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and research that will advance the practice and science of knowledge translation/implementation science.

To build faculty members, researchers, students, and community partners’ capacity for maximizing the impact that research and evidence have on health care, policy, technology transfer, and service.

To prepare graduates of St. John’s University for leadership roles in developing the physical and social structures that support implementation of evidence-based practices within health-care organizations.


Interprofessional teams that explore solutions to real-world problems identified in the areas of health care, population health, and social injustice.

Creating meaningful change that is reflective of the voices, experiences, and needs of diverse members of society.

Relationship building across and within the St. John’s academic community and local communities.

Transformative learning that develops leadership attributes and prepares the interprofessional student body for their role in national and global health-care systems.


St. John’s University will be recognized as a KT-centered University that advances the fields of knowledge translation and implementation science. Knowledge translation/implementation science will be threaded across the pillars of scholarship, teaching and learning, and service as a means for optimizing social and health outcomes for all members of society.


Virtual: Susan Rabinowicz Personal WebEx Room


Susan Rabinowicz, PT, DPT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Industry Professional
Department of Clinical Health Professions
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. Augustine Hall, Room B-44
Phone: 718-990-8467
[email protected]

The following are resources to learn more about the KT Lab and knowledge translation and implementation science.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Knowledge Translation: Utilization in the Academic Community

Fall Workshop Series: Knowledge Translation: Meeting the Needs of the Academic Community


Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science: what is the difference

Diffusion Theory and Knowledge Dissemination, Utilization and Integration in Public Health

Core knowledge translation competencies: a scoping review

Defining Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Nudge

Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide

Implementing Innovations in Global Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health: Realizing the Potential for Implementation Science


Rabinowicz, S. (October 2022). University Based KT Lab for the Advancement of Contemporary Practice among Faculty, Students, and Clinicians Poster Session presented at the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Educational Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Rabinowicz, S. (September 2022). Knowledge Translation: A Unifying Theoretical Approach for the Early Childhood Intervention Workforce Panel Presenter at the Division for Early Childhood/International Society on Early Intervention Joint Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rabinowicz, S. (2018, November). Knowledge Translation Hub for the Advancement of the Science and Practice of Knowledge Translation in Pediatric Physical Therapy Poster Session presented at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee  

Rabinowicz, S. (2016). Development of a Methodology to Examine Knowledge Translation of Evidence Informed Knowledge among Physical Therapists Poster Session Presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois


Rabinowicz, S., & Ray, S. (2018). Knowledge translation: Supports, challenges and opportunities for change in early intervention. Infants & Young Children 31(2) pp 144-156

Interested in being a member of the KT Lab please contact Susan Rabinowicz