Rebecca Stewart, PhD
Dr. Stewart is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Research Associate at the Penn Center for Mental Health. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Princeton University. Dr. Stewart’s research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in public substance abuse and mental health settings, with a particular focus on non-adopters of EBPs. Currently, Dr. Stewart leads an interview study with community providers of substance abuse treatment assessing attitudes towards the adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the community. She is also interested in system and organizational financing and incentives, and how principles of behavioral economics can enhance uptake of EBPs in behavioral health settings. Current work relates to an NIMH funded ALACRITY grant P50MH113840 on the intersection of implementation science and behavioral economics. Previous work involves NIMH funded Pre-Doctoral NRSA (F31MH084486) which investigated practitioner attitudes towards empirically supported treatments (ESTs), and Post-Doctoral NRSA (F32MH103960) investigating the payer role in the implementation of EBPs in the public sector.
Project MOTIVATE (ALACRITY)
Crowdsourcing clinicians and using participatory design to develop behavioral economically-informed implementation strategies to accelerate evidence-base practice implementation in behavioral health.
Role: Project Director
Increasing the Uptake of Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
The ultimate goal of this project is to enhance the provision of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in the public sector and understanding factors that influence effective uptake and implementation of MAT in the community