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Brittany N. Rudd PhD

Brittany N. Rudd
  • Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Implementation Science and System-Involved Youth Research and Policy Program
Contact Information
  • bnrudd [at]
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612

Brittany N. Rudd, PhD is an Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry and the Director of the Implementation Science and System-Involved Youth Research Program at the Institute for Juvenile Research. Dr. Rudd completed her doctoral training in clinical science at Indiana University, predoctoral clinical internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and her postdoctoral training at the Penn Center for Mental Health at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently engaging in a line of research to increase the adoption and implementation of suicide prevention practices within the juvenile justice system. The long-term goal of her research program is to transform non-traditional behavioral health settings (e.g., courts, juvenile justice) into hubs of evidence-based prevention and intervention to empower and improve outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable youth who may never access behavioral health services in traditional outpatient settings.

    • Community-academic partnerships
    • Implementation science
    • Child and adolescent psychology
    • Juvenile justice
    • Developmental psychopathology
    • Parent behavior training
    • Workforce development
  • Rudd, B.R. & Beidas, R.S (in press). Digital mental health: The answer to the global mental health crisis? JMIR Mental Health. doi:10.2196/18472

    Doupnik, S.K., Rudd, B.N., Schmutte, T., Worsley, D., Bowden, C., McCarthy, E., Eggan, E., Bridge, J.A., & Marcus, S.C (in press). Suicide prevention interventions for acute-care settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry.

    Last, B., Rudd, B.N., Gregor, C., Jackson, K., Berkowitz, S., Zinny, A., Kratz, H.E., Cliggitt, L., Adams, D., Walsh L.M., & Beidas, R. (in press). Sociodemographic characteristics of youth seeking trauma treatment in the city of Philadelphia. Journal of Community Psychology.

    Tomlinson, C.S., Rudd, B.N., Applegate, A.G, & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (in press). The Challenges of and Opportunities for Engaging Unmarried Parents in Court-Ordered, Online Parenting Programs. In Fagan, J. & Pearson, J. (Eds.), New Research on Programs for Low-income Fathers. Routledge

    Rudd, B.N., Last, B.S., Gregor, C., Jackson, K., Berkowitz, S., Zinny, A., Kratz, H.E., Cliggitt, L., Adams, D.R., Walsh L.M., & Beidas, R.S. (2019). Benchmarking treatment effectiveness of community delivered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. American Journal of Community Psychology. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12370

    Rudd, B.N., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., D’Onofrio, B.M., & Waldron, M. (2019). Parental relationship dissolution and child development: The role of child sleep quality. Sleep, 42(2), pp. 1-10. Doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy224

    Last, B.S., Rudd, B.N., Becker-Haimes, E.M., & Beidas, R.S. (2018). [Review of the book Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice (2nd ed), edited by R.C. Brownson, G.A. Colditz, & E.K. Proctor]. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. 24(4), pp. 407-408. Doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000825

    Rudd, B.N., Poladian, A.R., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Applegate, A.G, & D’Onofrio, B.M. (2017). Randomized control trial follow-up: Online parent program and waiting period for unmarried parents in Title IV-D Court. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(3), pp. 381-386. Doi: 10.1037/fam0000255

    Poladian, A.R., Rudd, B.N., Holtzworth-Munroe, Applegate, A.G., & D’Onofrio, B.M. (2017). Predictors of initial agreement and one-year re-litigation in Title IV-D contested paternity cases. Family Court Review, 55(2), pp. 243-259. Doi: 10.1111/fcre.12275

    Poladian, A. R., Rossi, F. R., Rudd, B. N., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2017). Family mediation for divorce and parental separation. In J. Fitzgerald (Ed.). Foundations for couples’ therapy: Research for the real world. New York, NY: Routledge

    Rudd, B.N., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., & Rossi, F.S. (2016). Divorce and parental separation. In Howard S. Friedman (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd edition. Volume 2.Waltham, MA: Academic press, pp 79-87.

    Rossi. F.S., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., & Rudd, B.N. (2016). Intimate partner violence and child custody. In M. Saini & L.M. Drozd (Eds.) Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court. (2nd edition) Oxford: University Press.

    Rudd, B.N., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Applegate, A.G., D’Onofrio, B., Ballard, R.H., & Bates, J.E. (2015). Associations between parent and child reports of inter-parental conflict/violence and child difficulties in a family mediation setting. Family Court Review 53(4), pp. 602-616. Doi: 10.1111/fcre.12176

    Rudd, B.N., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Reyome, J.G., Applegate, A.G., & D’Onofrio, B.M. (2015). Randomized control trial: Online parent program and waiting period for unmarried parents in Title-IV-D Court. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(5), pp. 679-686. Doi: 10.1037/fam0000106

    Rudd, B.N., †Ogle, R.K., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Applegate, A.G., & D’Onofrio, B.M. (2015). Child-informed mediation study follow up: Comparing the frequency of re-litigation following different types of mediation. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21(4), pp. 452- 457. Doi: 10.1037/law0000046

    Ballard, R.H., Rudd, B.N., Applegate, A.G., and Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2014). Hearing the voice of the child in divorce. In M.K. Miller, J. Chamberlain, & T. Wingrove, (Eds.), Psychology, law, and the wellbeing of children. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

    Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Applegate, A.G., Rudd, B.N., †Freeman, A., & D’Onofrio, B.M. (2013). Interdisciplinary psychology and law training in family and child mediation: An empirical study of the impact on law student clinicians. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 13(3), pp. 82-98.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Patient Navigators for Children's Community Mental Health Services in High Poverty Urban Communities This study is a NIMH-funded R01 that examines the effectiveness of paraprofessionals as navigators for children’s mental health services, in contrast with case managers and waitlist without navigation. This study is in collaboration with three social service agencies serving children and families from high poverty Chicago neighborhoods. ACCESS for Mental Health On-going
Pilot Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Barriers and Facilitators to Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Detention Death by suicide is a major public health concern, particularly among 10- to 25-year-olds. Vulnerable youth who enter the juvenile justice (JJ) system are four times more likely to engage in suicidal behaviors than their peers. CAPACITY Lab On-going
Restitution in the Philadelphia Juvenile Court System: An Evaluation of Juvenile, Victim and System Outcomes The purpose of this project is to compare existing and alternate approaches to addressing juvenile restitution to decouple financial burdens from court obligations, promote positive youth and family outcomes, and improve victim satisfaction and payment, all while enhancing system outcomes and community safety. CAPACITY Lab On-going
Trauma-Informed and PBIS Practice School Safety Training This project is a component of The School Violence Prevention Program funding from the COPS Office of the U.S. Department of Justice. The goal is to enhance, administer, and evaluate a school police officer skill development training series that adapted from the Positive School Policing: Trauma and Positive Behavioral Approach coaching curriculum. CAPACITY Lab On-going