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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

Dr. Brittany Rudd is a child psychologist as well as an Instructor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She is the director of CAPACITY Lab—an interdisciplinary team of scientists who build Community Academic Partnerships to Accelerate Community Implementation of Treatments for Youth. The lab’s mission is to promote mental health equity through community-partnered research and implementation science. Key foci include the development and implementation of scalable mental health interventions (e.g., digital mental health services and brief interventions) and harnessing partnerships with community organizations (e.g., juvenile justice, family courts, schools, mental health agencies) to understand their service context and needs and support their ability to implement mental health interventions. In addition to leading CAPACITY Lab, Dr. Rudd directs the Child and Family Behavior Clinic in the UIC Psychiatry Department. There, she assesses and treats youth with externalizing disorders, as well as supervises externs, interns, and fellows.

    • 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
Contingency Management Study This is a clinical study conducted through UIC’s Mile Square Health Center. Brittany, Jax, and a new intern named Lexie are currently the only CAPACITY members who will be involved with this study. This study aims to understand how a contingency management program could be successfully implemented at Mile Square. CAPACITY Lab On-going
Evaluating the Family Law Navigation Model (Phases I & II) These studies (Phases I & II) are funded through two grants from the Indiana Supreme Court. Phase I of the study aims to understand current legal processes for family law cases in Floyd County, Indiana. This phase is a qualitative project for which we have conducted semi-structured interviews with key legal and community stakeholders. CAPACITY Lab On-going
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
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
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 Completed

*System-generated list from psychiatry research website.

Date Released Title Source
12/15/2023 Dr. Brittany Rudd was just awarded a new NIMH Alacrity Center pilot grant
12/15/2023 Dr. Brittany Rudd awarded new NICHD grant NICHD
03/28/2023 Institute of Juvenile Research faculty member Dr. Brittany Rudd was awarded NIMH K23 to improve suicide prevention in juvenile detention. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
03/28/2023 Evaluation of court-initiated randomized controlled trial of online parent programs for divorcing and separating parents.
04/20/2022 Dr. Brittany Rudd, in collaboration with Margaret Wardle, was awarded a CCTS pilot grant to design a contingency management program
04/20/2022 Dr. Brittany Rudd received the Best Implementation Science Presentation (Second Place) award
04/20/2022 Dr. Brittany Rudd was invited to present during a special panel on implementation science
11/22/2021 Dr. Brittany Rudd presented at the 2th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Virtual)
08/27/2021 Dr. Brittany Rudd presented at the 2021 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference (Virtual Presentation) Conference on Community Research and Action
08/27/2021 Dr. Rudd was invited to present at the 2021 Pragmatic Research in Health Conference (Virtual Presentation) Pragmatic Research in Health Conference
03/15/2021 Dr. Brittany Rudd, in partnership with Judge Maria Granger and Indiana’s Floyd County Superior Court 3, recently received a grant
12/11/2020 Dr. Brittany Rudd was recently awarded two contracts funded by the Office of the U.S. Department of Justice and the United Way
01/31/2020 Twelve Penn Researchers Selected for 2020 LDI Pilot Research Grants Penn LDI
Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Rudd who was awarded a two-year Implementation Research Institute (IRI) fellowship National Institute of Mental Health