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, autism, 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. Through 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.
During Michelle’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their newly adopted “rescue” dog, Zoe. Together they enjoy volunteering for local animal welfare organizations and educational events.