Liz Reynolds is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She serves as the Director of Acute Psychological Services within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and co-director of the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. Dr. Reynolds received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Alpert Medical School of Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.
Research and clinical interests focus on 1) patient safety, quality, and behavioral programming within youth psychiatric acute care and 2) social-contextual and self-regulatory factors associated with adolescent health risk behaviors. She has lead efforts to develop, implement, and disseminate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to reduce the use of seclusion, restraint, and PRN use in acute psychiatric care settings (i.e., inpatient and day hospital services). She completed the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute patient safety and quality improvement leadership academy.