Angela L. Rollins, PhD

Associate Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Associate Director, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Director ACT Center of Indiana
Affiliated Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Dr. Rollins is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at IUPUI and an Affiliated Research Scientist in the William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute, Inc. She is a Core Investigator and Associate Director in the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication located in Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.


Dr. Rollins studies methods for improving implementation of evidence-based mental health practices for people with severe mental illness. Recent topics include the measurement of program fidelity, improving clinical knowledge and skills, and reducing staff burnout. She has obtained funding through VA HSR&D's Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) program, which enables VA clinicans and social scientists to pursue personal research interests while advancing HSR&D priorities for Veterans. One study is comparing three methods of fidelity assessment: self-report, phone-based remote assessment, and the “gold standard” onsite fidelity assessment in terms of reliability, concurrent validity, predictive validity, and cost. A second IIR is studying the impact of a workshop designed to reduce staff burnout, as well exploring organizational contexts that promote work engagement and burnout among mental health staff.


Dr. Rollins' work usually includes strong partnerships with clinical providers and policymakers, both within and outside the VA. Clinical populations of interest include homeless veterans, veterans with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as populations who might best be served by mental health and substance abuse services integrated within primary care settings. She also serves as Research Director for the ACT Center of Indiana in the IUPUI Psychology Department

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