3535 Market Street
Room 3015

Phone: 215-746-1759
Email: rbeidas@upenn.edu

Rinad Beidas, PhD

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine


As Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, 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. 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.