Dr. Michelle A. Duda, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a senior level Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the President of the innovative research and coaching firm, Implementation Scientists, LLC. Building from her deep leadership experiences as a Scientist at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Associate Director of the National Implementation Research Network, Michelle has a strong record of success in helping teams implement best and promising practices into the “real world.” Michelle serves a variety of populations across the human services fields, including early childhood, education, health, and mental health.
She is passionate about supporting the dissemination, implementation, and scale-up of evidence-based practices and applies her expertise at the local, state/provincial, and national levels. Her research/practice interests include; 1) assessing and building implementation capacity, 2) the application of Implementation Science in complex organizations and 3) the development of instruments to measure implementation capacity (i.e. State/District Capacity Assessment). In addition to being a highly sought after keynote speaker and trainer/coach, Michelle participates on several international and national advisory board panels. Michelle has over 15 years of experience serving as a coach, consultant, applied researcher, trainer, professor and published author. Though these experiences and genuine passion for serving others, she has developed a unique skill set for being both an applied researcher and practitioner. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and to help translate the research into practice.