Rinad Beidas, PhD

Associate Scholar

  •  Associate Professor, Psychiatry | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Mozambique | Zambia
  •   Evidence-based Practices | Implementation research

Languages: English (native), Arabic (limited)

Bio statement

I am an implementation scientist and clinical psychologist whose primary career goals are to (1) improve behavioral health and the quality of behavioral health services for traditionally under-served patients; and (2) advance the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services (i.e., implementation science). Recently, I have become interested in extending my domestic work in implementation science to global settings such as Zambia and Mozambique.

Recent global health projects

I am currently involved in a U19 awarded to Dr. Maria Oquendo as a co-investigator; to build capacity for mental health services in Mozambique. I also have a pending R01 to conduct a trial in Mozambique for youth with substance abuse and depression. Previously, I collaborated with colleagues at Zambia to do mixed methods work around implementing an evidence-based intervention for youth with trauma.

Selected publications