Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Beidas, R. S., Paciotti, B., Barg, F., Branas, A., Brown, J., Glanz, K., …Schmitz, K. (in press). A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of an evidence-based exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph.

Beidas, R. S., Aarons, G. A., Barg, F., Evans, A., Hadley, T., Hoagwood, K. E.,… Mandell, D. S. (2013). Policy to implementation: Evidence-based practice in community mental health: Study Protocol. Implementation Science, 8, 38. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-8-38

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/

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), 1-30. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2850.2009.01187.x