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Megan K. Bookhout

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Megan K. Bookhout

Research Scientist
Spangler, Room 138


Clinical Psychology,
University of Delaware

Area(s) of Work

Biographical Statement 

Megan Bookhout, PhD, is a research scientist with the National Implementation Research Network at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Bookhout has over 15 years’ experience in applied research focused on enhancing social, behavioral, health, and academic outcomes for youth. Bookhout also has expertise in advanced quantitative methodology. Before joining FPG, she was a postsecondary instructor of research methods and statistics.

Bookhout is a primary statistician on the Effective Implementation Cohort project to support implementation of a high-quality middle years math curriculum. She also serves as a research collaborator on the Resources Aligned and Integrated for Student Equity (RAISE) project, designed to test whether RAISE—a systematic, data-informed decision-making process—improves academic and behavioral outcomes of elementary students with or at risk for disabilities; this project also seeks to identify factors associated with the implementation of RAISE. Bookhout also supports implementation on the Virginia Evidence-Based Practices Initiatives: Transformation Zone project, which seeks to improve implementation capacity for mental health initiatives for youth in Virginia.

Bookhout received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware in 2018. She is a licensed psychologist (#0810008036) in the State of Virginia, whose prior clinical work focused exclusively on providing evidence-based therapy and assessment for children and adolescents. Her clinical expertise includes providing services to youth with medical needs and across healthcare settings, including pediatric primary care offices, inpatient consultation-liaison services, and outpatient behavioral and physical health clinics.