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About The Creator



​B.A., (2009) Johns Hopkins University 


​M.A., Child Clinical Psychology (2012)

University of Miami


Ph. D, Child Clinical Psychology (2016)

University of Miami 

Emily M. Becker-Haimes, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is an implementation scientist and clinical psychologist dedicated to improving mental healthcare for youth.


Dr. Becker-Haimes’ research focuses on treatment optimization for pediatric anxiety disorders. In addition to authoring The READY Toolkit, she has developed and led research concerning the implementation and utilization of exposure therapy in diverse clinical settings. Dr. Becker-Haimes has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and her work is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). She has received several national awards for her work, including the Future Directions Launch Award from the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Outstanding New Investigator Presentation Award from the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.


Clinically, Dr. Becker-Haimes is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with expertise in the application of exposure therapy for anxious youth with complex comorbidities. She is the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall Mercer (PATCH) program, which is the only specialty anxiety clinic in Philadelphia dedicated to serving youth in the public mental health system. She has trained hundreds of clinicians in the application of exposure therapy and continues to advance the reach of exposure therapy through her extensive research and clinical work.


For questions about The READY Toolkit or her work, she can be reached at

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