Kerry Reynolds

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Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in health/social psychology, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology, Colgate University

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Kerry Reynolds  is a senior behavioral/social scientist at the RAND Corporation. She has broad experience with health and health care research, with work focused on patient experience, healthcare systems, mental health, chronic illness, and healthcare transitions. She has conducted both qualitative and quantitative studies in medical and community settings and has played a key role in evaluations of large programs related to health and mental health. Reynolds has extensive experience in conducting qualitative interviews, focus groups and site visits, with stakeholders ranging from community members, parents and children to physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare administrators. She is an experienced leader of large projects and is the director of the RAND Summer Associate program for graduate students.  Reynolds holds a Ph.D. in social/health psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Recent Projects

  • Implementation of the CAHPS Surveys for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Medicare Shared Savings Program, and Next Generation ACO Model
  • CAHPS Survey Implementation for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Service Member Experiences with Mental Health Care for Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems V

Selected Publications

Radovic, A., Farris, C., Reynolds, K., Reis, E.C., Miller, E., Stein, B., "Primary Care Providers’ Beliefs About Teen and Parent Barriers to Depression Care.," Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics., 2014

Reynolds, K.A., Sontag-Padilla, L.M., Schake, P., Hawk, J., & Schultz, D., "Enhancing Cross-System Collaboration for Caregivers at Risk for Depression.," Translational Behavioral Medicine., 2(4), 2012

Reynolds, K.A. & Helgeson, V.S., " Children with Diabetes Compared to Peers: Depressed? Distressed? A Meta-Analytic Review.," Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42(1), 2011

Helgeson, V.S., Reynolds, K.A., Snyder, P.R., Palladino, D.K., Becker, D.J., Siminerio, L., Escobar, O., "Characterizing the transition from paediatric to adult care among emerging adults with Type 1 diabetes.," Diabetic Medicine (forthcoming)

Helgeson, V.S., Reynolds, K.A., & Tomich, P., " A Meta-Analytic Review of Benefit Finding and Growth.," Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 2006

Acosta, J., Reynolds, K., Gillen, E.M., Feeney, K.C., Farmer, C.M., Weinick, R.M., The RAND Online Measure Repository for Evaluating Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs. The RAND Toolkit, Volume 2., RAND Corporation (RR-487/2-OSD), 2014

Schultz, D., Reynolds, K.A., Sontag-Padilla, L.M., Lovejoy, S.L., Firth, R., Pincus, H.A.., Transforming Systems for Parental Depression and Early Childhood Developmental Delays., RAND Corporation (RR-122-CCBHO), 2013

Schultz, D., Reynolds, K.A., Sontag-Padilla, L.M., Lovejoy, S.L., Firth, R., Schake, P., Hawk, J., Killmeyer, S., Troup, E. Myers-Cepicka, M., Perich, M., A Toolkit for Implementing Parental Depression Screening, Referral, and Treatment Across Systems., RAND Corporation (TL-102-CCBHO), 2012

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, national honor society for outstanding academic achievement, Colgate University
  • Phi Kappa Phi, national honor society for academic achievement, Carnegie Mellon University