Emily Becker-Haimes is a Research Associate at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. Dr. Becker-Haimes received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Miami, where she specialized in child and adolescent clinical psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical and research interests are in improving the quality of youth mental health services and ensuring that youth seeking treatment receive evidence-based care. Dr. Becker-Haimes has particular interests in developing and evaluating implementation strategies to support clinicians in delivering exposure therapy for anxiety disorders and in understanding how to best support graduate trainees to prepare them to deliver evidence-based practices long-term. Dr. Becker-Haimes is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania specializing in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She currently directs the Pennsylvania Hospital Anxiety Treatment for Children/Adolescents (PATCH) program at Hall Mercer.
Rebecca Stewart, PhD
Dr. Stewart is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Research Associate at the Center for Mental Health Policies and Services Research. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Princeton University. Dr. Stewart’s research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in public substance abuse and mental health settings, with a particular focus on non-adopters of EBPs. Currently, Dr. Stewart leads an interview study with community providers of substance abuse treatment assessing attitudes towards the adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the community. She is also interested in system and organizational financing and incentives, and how principles of behavioral economics can enhance uptake of EBPs in behavioral health settings. Current work relates to an NIMH funded ALACRITY grant P50MH113840 on the intersection of implementation science and behavioral economics. Previous work involves NIMH funded Pre-Doctoral NRSA (F31MH084486) which investigated practitioner attitudes towards empirically supported treatments (ESTs), and Post-Doctoral NRSA (F32MH103960) investigating the payer role in the implementation of EBPs in the public sector.