Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

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Rinad Beidas, PhDRinad Beidas, PhD
Curriculum vitae (pdf)
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Beidas’s research centers on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for youth in community settings. Dr. Beidas is particularly interested in understanding how to most effectively support therapists, organizations, and systems in the implementation of EBPs. Additionally, Dr. Beidas is interested in investigating how contextual variables such as individual (i.e., therapist attitudes), organizational (i.e., culture, climate), and systems-level (i.e., policy changes) facilitate implementation. Previous work includes an NIMH funded F31 MH 083333 randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of three training modalities and ongoing support on therapist adherence and skill in cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety. Current work involves an NIMH funded K23 MH099179 project that prospectively investigates the impact of a policy mandate on implementation of EBPs in outpatient mental health services for youth in the public sector (Policy to Implementation; P2I). Clinically, Dr. Beidas's expertise is in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of child and adolescent anxiety. Dr. Beidas holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Colgate University and a doctorate of philosophy in psychology from Temple University. Dr. Beidas is currently a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute, as well as a fellow in the NIMH funded Implementation Research Institute (IRI). She is also an alumnus fellow of the NIH funded Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), and the NIMH funded Child Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Fellowship.

Rinad Beidas

Check out Dr. Beidas’s new book on implementation science in child and adolescent mental health.