Mahima Joshi has a BA in Public Health from the University of Rochester. Before working at the SMART Center, she worked at the Asthma Lab at the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, understanding how to the factors that hinder/facilitate children from taking their preventive asthma medication. She also worked closely with Dr. Nancy Chin to learn the impacts of climate change and globalization on the mental health of people in Ladakh, India. Overall, Mahima wants to learn more about preventive mental health care and implementation science! During her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, watching movies, and being outdoors.
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 purpose of this study is to identify which evidence-based practices (EBPs) teachers and paraeducators use to more meaningfully include and retain autistic children in general education settings; and the malleable individual and organizational characteristics that increase EBP use. Click here for more information.