Emily M. Becker-Haimes, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall Mercer (PATCH) program. She is a clinical psychologist and implementation scientist dedicated to improving mental health care for youth.
Dr. Becker-Haimes’ research dually focuses on treatment optimization for pediatric anxiety and related disorders, and studying how to optimize the implementation of evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy into community settings. Dr. Becker-Haimes is the author of the Resource for Exposures for Anxiety Disordered Youth (READY) Toolkit and has developed and led research concerning the implementation and utilization of exposure therapy in diverse clinical settings. Dr. Becker-Haimes has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and her work is funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and the International OCD Foundation. She has received several national awards for her work, including the Future Directions Launch Award from the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Outstanding New Investigator Award from the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.
Dr. Becker-Haimes received her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.