Strategies for Team Science Success

Handbook of Evidence-Based Principles for Cross-Disciplinary Science and Practical Lessons Learned from Health Researchers

  • Kara L. Hall
  • Amanda L. Vogel
  • Robert T. Croyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kara L. Hall, Amanda L. Vogel, Robert T. Croyle
      Pages 3-17
  3. Integrative Science Teams

  4. Approaches for Expanding Engagement in Team Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Nina Wallerstein, Karen Calhoun, Milton Eder, Julie Kaplow, Consuelo Hopkins Wilkins
      Pages 123-134
    3. Lorraine B. Johnson, Jaye Bea Smalley
      Pages 135-147
    4. Jennifer Couch, Katrina Theisz, Elizabeth Gillanders
      Pages 159-167
  5. Individual Competencies and Team Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Brooke A. Stipelman, Elise L. Rice, Amanda L. Vogel, Kara L. Hall
      Pages 189-196
    3. Kenneth D. Gibbs Jr., Anna Han, Janetta Lun
      Pages 197-205
    4. William J. Blot, Margaret Hargreaves, Wei Zheng
      Pages 207-214
  6. Team Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Marlon Twyman, Noshir Contractor
      Pages 217-240
    3. Anne Heberger Marino, Kimberly A. Suda-Blake, Kenneth R. Fulton
      Pages 241-250
    4. Damayanthi Ranwala, Anthony J. Alberg, Kathleen T. Brady, Jihad S. Obeid, Randal Davis, Perry V. Halushka
      Pages 261-265
  7. Team Functioning and Performance

  8. Leadership and Management of Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Maritza R. Salazar, Karen Widmer, Kathryn Doiron, Theresa K. Lant
      Pages 313-328
    3. Christine Ogilvie Hendren, Sharon Tsai-hsuan Ku
      Pages 363-373
    4. Susan Carter, Susan Carlson, John Crockett, Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Kyle Lewis, Barbara Endemaño Walker
      Pages 375-388
  9. Facilitating Complex Team Science Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Dorothy R. Carter, Raquel Asencio, Hayley M. Trainer, Leslie A. DeChurch, Ruth Kanfer, Stephen J. Zaccaro
      Pages 391-400
    3. Sarah J. Gehlert, Deborah J. Bowen, Maria Elena Martinez, Robert Hiatt, Christine Marx, Graham Colditz
      Pages 407-412
  10. Education, Training, and Professional Development for Cross-Disciplinary Team Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Stephen M. Fiore, Catherine Gabelica, Travis J. Wiltshire, Daniel Stokols
      Pages 421-444
    3. Bonnie J. Spring, Angela Fidler Pfammatter, David E. Conroy
      Pages 445-453
    4. Christine Bachrach, Stephanie A. Robert, Yonette Thomas
      Pages 455-467
  11. Institutional Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 475-475
    2. Sandra A. Brown, Margaret S. Leinen, Steffanie A. Strathdee
      Pages 489-494
    3. Amanda L. Vogel, Kara L. Hall, Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Julie Thompson Klein
      Pages 495-507

About this book


Collaborations that integrate diverse perspectives are critical to addressing many of our complex scientific and societal problems. Yet those engaged in cross-disciplinary team science often face institutional barriers and collaborative challenges.  Strategies for Team Science Success offers readers a comprehensive set of actionable strategies for reducing barriers and overcoming challenges and includes practical guidance for how to implement effective team science practices. More than 100 experts--including scientists, administrators, and funders from a wide range of disciplines and professions-- explain evidence-based principles, highlight state-of the-art strategies, tools, and resources, and share first-person accounts of how they’ve applied them in their own successful team science initiatives. While many examples draw from cross-disciplinary team science initiatives in the health domain, the handbook is designed to be useful across all areas of science. 

Strategies for Team Science Success will inspire and enable readers to embrace cross-disciplinary team science, by articulating its value for accelerating scientific progress, and by providing practical strategies for success. Scientists, administrators, funders, and others engaged in team science will also leave equipped to develop new policies and practices needed to keep pace in our rapidly changing scientific landscape. Scholars across the Science of Team Science (SciTS), management, organizational, behavioral and social sciences, public health, philosophy, and information technology, among other areas of scholarship, will find inspiration for new research directions to continue advancing cross-disciplinary team science.The chapter “Comprehensive Collaboration Plans: Practical Considerations Spanning Across Individual Collaborators to Institutional Supports” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kara L. Hall
    • 1
  • Amanda L. Vogel
    • 2
  • Robert T. Croyle
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Cancer Control and Population SciencesNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Monitoring Research Program DirectorateFrederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Sponsored by the National Cancer InstituteFrederickUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cancer Control and Population SciencesNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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