Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Rinad Beidas, PhD

Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE)

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Beidas’s research focuses on improving health and behavioral health and the quality of health and behavioral health services for traditionally underserved patients through implementation science. Dr. Beidas is an established expert in implementation science and has published over 100 articles on implementing evidence-based practices. Dr. Beidas is deeply committed to partnering with community stakeholders to understand the best way to implement evidence-based practices and improve behavioral health and health services across a variety of settings, including cancer care. Further, Dr. Beidas and her group are invested in building capacity in implementation science and growing the next generation of implementation science investigators through the Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute (PISCE@LDI).


Dr. Beidas is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. She also is the Founding Director of PISCE@LDI. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Colgate University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from Temple University. 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 the recipient of a number of awards, including the ABCT President’s New Researcher Award in 2015; the American Psychological Foundation Diane J. Willis Early Career Award; and the Perelman School of Medicine Marjorie Bowman New Investigator Research Award in 2017.

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