Meet a PennMedicine Researcher
Rinad S. Beidas, PhD
Rinad S. Beidas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, is the winner of this year’s Marjorie A. Bowman New Investigator Research Award, which recognizes a junior faculty member whose research has illuminated a fundamental clinical problem or improved the organization and delivery of health care.
Dr. Beidas’ work centers on the implementation of evidence-based practices to community settings with a particular focus on understanding how organizations and systems can support the implementation of multiple evidence-based practices across publicly funded mental health clinics. This work has allowed for a deeper understanding of the context of community mental health in the City of Philadelphia, which serves as an exemplar for other public mental health systems. She currently directs a study which will rigorously determine the most accurate and cost-effective way to assess fidelity to evidence-based treatment for youth, and has also been awarded a grant to partner with stakeholders to develop a multi-level menu of strategies to implement evidence-based firearm safety programs in pediatric primary care to prevent youth suicide in collaboration with two large health systems. She is a recognized national leader in the field of implementation science and she is a highly sought-after collaborator and mentor, as evidenced by a recent social network analysis which named her among the top 10 implementation scientists nationally.