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Mahima Joshi, BA

Research Study Coordinator
Box 354920 / Room 120A
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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.

We have developed and are currently testing the Beliefs and Attitudes for Successful Implementation in Schools (BASIS) implementation strategy. BASIS is a theoretically-drive, intervention-agnostic, and individually-focused implementation strategy designed to increase motivation and engagement prior to – and immediately following – initial training in evidence-based practices. Access the BASIS R01 study protocol here.   Check out related projects: BASIS-Optimization and BASIS-T
The goal of this study is to make the theory driven pre-implementation - Beliefs and Attitudes for Successful Implementation in Schools (BASIS) - to be most impactful and optimized for effectiveness and delivered in a digitized, resource-sensitive, scalable, and potentially sustainable way to improve school-based mental health providers’ implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP). The BASIS optimization project is funded as a component of the NIMH-funded IMPACT Center at the University of Washington.
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.
Protocol for a hybrid type 2 cluster randomized trial of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and a pragmatic individual-level implementation strategy.(2021)Implementation Science16 (1):
Exploring individual and organizational mechanisms of implementation of evidence-based practices for the inclusion of elementary students with autism: Study protocol(2021)International Journal of Educational Research108: