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Bradley E. Karlin, PhD

  • Associate Professor - Adjunct

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PhD, Texas A&M University
MS, Texas A&M University

Overview

Dr. Karlin is a national leader in mental health care system change and the broad dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments. As Vice President and Chief of Mental Health and Aging at the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Dr. Karlin has led EDC’s work with public and private health care systems to promote the dissemination and delivery of evidence-based psychological treatments and to improve mental health and dementia care for older adults. Prior to his work at EDC, Dr. Karlin served as National Mental Health Director for Psychotherapy and Psychogeriatrics for the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, where he developed and oversaw the nation’s largest dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments and transformed mental health care for older adults through the development of new models of care. Dr. Karlin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a Past President of the Society of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Karlin serves as a Scientific Merit Review Board member and is an Editorial Board member or reviewer for numerous scientific journals. He has served as a member or chair of a number of national steering committees, advisory groups, and workgroups, including chair of an Institute of Medicine Panel on Implementation Models and Systems. He also has a significant interest in public outreach, particularly on mental health and dementia care issues related to underserved populations, and he has been involved in numerous outreach efforts through national print and television media. He is the recipient of numerous national awards for his work to improve mental health and dementia care. Dr. Karlin is a licensed clinical psychologist and is board-certified (ABPP) in geropsychology.

Honors and Awards

Past-President (2017-2018), President (2016-2017), President-Elect (2015-2016), Society of Clinical

Psychology (Division 12, American Psychological Association)

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Inaugural Award for Outstanding Contributions to Continuing Professional Development in Psychology,

Board of Educational Affairs, American Psychological Association

Fellow, American Psychological Association (Divisions 12 and 18)

Who’s Who in the World/Who’s Who in America/Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2008-2019

Certificate of Appreciation, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 2015

Certificate of Appreciation, Deputy Under Secretary for Health Policy and Services, U.S. Department of

Veterans Affairs, 2014

Board Certified in Geropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), 2013

Special Advancement for Achievement, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2010, 2011, 2013

Certificate of Appreciation, Office of Patient Care Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011, 2012, 2013

Certificate of Appreciation, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health Clinical Operations and

Management, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013

Superior Performance Award, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,

2013

Special Contribution Award, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Expert of the Month (May 2011), U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Outstanding Administrator, VA Section, American Psychological Association, 2010

Spotlight Award, Division of Psychologists in Public Service, American Psychological Association, 2010

Commendation from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation, Office of Patient Care Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008

Certificate of Appreciation, Geriatrics & Extended Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008

Secretary, Society of Clinical Geropsychology, 2006-2008

  • mental health care leadership
  • mental health system system change
  • dissemination and implementation
  • evidence-based psychotherapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • depression
  • geriatric mental health care
  • geropsychology
  • dementia care
  • behavioral treatments

Selected publications:

  • Karlin, B. E., Brown, G. K, Jager-Hyman, S. Green, K. L., Wong, M., Lee, D. S., Bertagnolli, A., & Brumder Ross, T. (2019). Dissemination and implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression in the Kaiser Permanente health care system: Evaluation of initial training and clinical outcomes. Behavior Therapy, 50, 446-458.
  • Karlin, B. E., & Wenzel, A. (2018). Evidence-based shared decision-making toolkit for mental health providers. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Karlin, B. E., & Cross, G. (2014). From the laboratory to the therapy room: National dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. American Psychologist, 69, 19-33.
  • Karlin, B. E., Visnic, S., McGee, J. S., & Teri, L. (2014). Results from the multi-site implementation of STAR-VA— A multi-component psychosocial intervention for managing challenging dementia-related behaviors of Veterans. Psychological Services, 11, 200-208.
  • Eftekhari, A., Ruzek, J. I., Crowley, J., Rosen, C., Greenbaum, M. A., & Karlin, B. E. (2013). Effectiveness of national implementation of Prolonged Exposure Therapy in VA care. JAMA Psychiatry, 70, 949-955.