Kerry Reynolds

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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 A. Reynolds is a behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation. She has expertise in a variety of areas related to health and healthcare, including maternal-child health, adjustment to chronic illness among children, adolescents and young adults (including cancer, diabetes and asthma), medical decision making, healthcare systems coordination, healthcare transitions, healthcare quality improvement and eHealth. She has conducted both qualitative and quantitative studies in medical settings, and holds a Ph.D. in health psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.

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