Kerry Reynolds

Kerry Reynolds
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 (she/her) is a senior behavioral/social scientist at the RAND Cirporation. She has broad experience with health and health care research, with work focused on patient experience, health care systems, mental health, chronic illness, and health care transitions. Reynolds 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. She has extensive project leadership experience, experience in conducting qualitative interviews, focus groups and site visits, with stakeholders ranging from community members, parents, and children to physicians, pharmacists, and health care administrators. She holds a Ph.D. in social/health psychology from Carnegie Mellon University

Recent Projects

  • Building Data Capacity to Study Economic Outcomes for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Phase 1: Planning for a Symposium & Journal Supplement
  • 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
  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems V

Selected Publications

Quigley, D. D., Reynolds, K. Dellva, S., & Anhang-Price, R., "Examining the business case for patient-centered care: A systematic review," Journal of Healthcare Management, 66(3), 2021

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

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, Joie D., Kerry Reynolds, Emily M. Gillen, Kevin Carter Feeney, Carrie M. Farmer, and Robin M. Weinick, 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, Dana, Kerry Reynolds, Lisa Sontag-Padilla, Susan L. Lovejoy, Ray Firth, and Harold Alan Pincus, Transforming Systems for Parental Depression and Early Childhood Developmental Delays: Findings and Lessons Learned from the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children Initiative, RAND Corporation (RR-122-CCBHO), 2013

Schultz, Dana, Kerry Reynolds, Lisa Sontag-Padilla, Susan L. Lovejoy, Ray Firth, Patricia Schake, Jilan Hawk, Sue Killmeyer, Erin Troup, Michele Myers-Cepicka, and Melva Perich, 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