Ian Muse, BA

Research Coordinator
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Ian Muse graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2011 with a degree in psychology. After working a number of odd jobs, Ian returned to working in behavioral research working with children who are suffering from Autism spectrum disorders through a theory of mind behavioral intervention at Vanderbilt University. Following his time at Vanderbilt, Ian worked alongside the Behavioral Health Innovations team of Washington State University; his work focused on evidence-based practices in substance abuse intervention for vulnerable populations in Seattle. Ian joined the SMART team in 2020, and has been thrilled at the commitment and expertise of the SMART Center. Avid lover of dogs, bicycles, and creative pursuits.

The goal of this study is to adapt and test the feasibility and potential efficacy of a theory-driven pre-implementation intervention to address individual-level barriers to evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation – Beliefs and Attitudes for Successful Implementation in Schools (BASIS) – designed to improve school-based mental health providers’ implementation of EBP. The BASIS-T project will develop a teacher-focused pre-implementation motivation enhancement intervention that will be tested in the context of universal social, emotional, and behavioral program implementation.
The first year of this project will develop a taxonomy, or list with definitions and examples, of possible ripple effects that might result from common strategies used to implement children’s mental health services. This taxonomy could be used by researchers, implementers, and others in implementation planning and monitoring efforts. The second year of this project will test the feasibility of developing a pragmatic measure of one ripple effect.