Rinad Beidas, PhD

Rinad Beidas, PhD
Senior Fellow

Associate Professor, SOM/Psychiatry

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Global Health, Health Services Research, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Mixed Methods Research, Pediatrics, Policy, Violence/Injury Prevention



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Beidas’s research group focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for youth psychiatric disorders in community settings. Dr. Beidas is an established expert in implementation science; a recent social network analysis conducted by Norton and colleagues identified her as among the top 10 implementation science experts nationally. Dr. Beidas has published approximately 80 articles and is the co-editor of the only book published on EBPs in youth, Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Beidas’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously since 2012. Dr. Beidas is deeply committed to partnering with community stakeholders to understand the best way to implement evidence-based practices and improve children’s mental health services across a variety of settings including community mental health, pediatric primary care, and schools. Dr. Beidas holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Colgate University and a doctorate of philosophy in psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beidas is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute. She is also an alumnus fellow of the NIH funded Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), Implementation Research Institute (IRI), and the Child Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Fellowship. She is also the recipient of a number of awards, including the ABCT President’s New Researcher Award in 2015 and the American Psychological Foundation Diane J. Willis Early Career Award.

Select Publications

Beidas, R.S., Marcus, S. , Aarons, G. A. , Hoagwood, K., Schoenwald, S., Evans, A., . . . Mandell, D. S. (2015). Individual and organizational factors related to community clinicians’ use of therapy techniques in a large public mental health system. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 374-382.

Beidas, R. S., & Kendall, P. C. (Eds.) (2014). Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in child and adolescent mental health. Oxford University Press.  

Beidas, R. S., Edmunds, J. M., Marcus, S., & Kendall, P. C. (2012). Training and consultation to promote implementation of an empirically supported treatment: A randomized trial. Psychiatric Services, 63(7), 660-665. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100401

Beidas, R.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Training therapists in evidence-based practice: A critical review of studies from a systems-contextual perspective. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 17, 1-30. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2850.2009.01187.x