Senior Fellow

Rinad Beidas, PhD

  • Professor, Psychiatry, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI), Leonard Davis Institute

Rinad Beidas, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute (PISCE@LDI), Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, and Associate Director at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. She is a Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Ethics and Health Policy; and Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Major scientific discoveries have produced scores of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to improve health and mental health.

Her research program is designed to improve the quality of health and mental health services through implementation science. Broadly, her work entails three primary foci that draw upon the methods of implementation science: (a) understanding the context in which individuals will implement EBPs; (b) developing implementation approaches that target the factors that may accelerate or hinder implementation; and (c) conducting pragmatic trials to test these implementation approaches. She has published over 150 articles in implementation science. She serves as MPI on 2 NIH Centers on behavioral economics and implementation science, and mental health (P50 MH 113840, P50 CA 244690) and has a strong record of NIH-funded implementation research serving as MPI or PI of 10 NIH grants totaling approximately $30 million dollars.

She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies President’s New Researcher Award; American Psychological Foundation Diane J. Willis Early Career Award; and the Perelman School of Medicine Marjorie Bowman New Investigator Research Award. Dr. Beidas holds a doctorate of philosophy in psychology from Temple University.

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