Radley Sheldrick, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Temple University
MA, Temple University
BA, Brown University

Dr. Chris Sheldrick’s research focuses on the science and practice of screening and clinical decision making, spanning from instrument development to implementation and evaluation of screening protocols. Collaborating with Dr. Ellen Perrin, Dr. Sheldrick helped to create the Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (www.theSWYC.org), a freely-available comprehensive screening instrument for young children. Together, they are now completing a study comparing the accuracy of several developmental and behavioral screening instruments that are prominently used in pediatrics. In addition, Dr. Sheldrick has received training in systems science and decision analysis through a KM1 fellowship. Dr. Sheldrick's current research applies these methods with the goal of helping clinicians improve identify and help children with developmental and behavioral problems in a range of community settings.

Improving the Part C Early Intervention Service Delivery System for Children with ASD: A Randomized Clinical Trial
06/01/2020 - 05/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston NIH NIMH

Testing the impact of early screening on the long-term outcomes of children with ASD
03/09/2020 - 12/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIMH

Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics (TEAM UP for Children)
11/01/2019 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Richard/Susan Smith

Optimizing a Paraprofessional, Family Partner Navigation Model for Children
08/01/2018 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIMH

Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs: Evaluating Patient-, Provider-, and Program-level Outcomes Across the US
09/30/2021 - 09/29/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Worcester HHS CDC
6 U48 DP006381-03

Autism Adaptive Community-based Treatment to Improve Outcomes using Navigators (ACTION) Network
09/07/2017 - 07/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Florida State University NIH NICHD

Pediatrics Supporting Parents, Phase II
03/30/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Pediatric Screening for population health: Linking the Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children with early childhood outcomes
11/01/2017 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Addressing Systemic Health Disparities in Early ASD Identification and Treatment
02/01/2017 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston NIH NIMH

Addressing Systemic Health Disparities in Early ASD Identification and Treatment
08/08/2017 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston NIH NIMH

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  1. Sheldrick RC, Bair-Merritt MH, Durham MP, Rosenberg J, Tamene M, Bonacci C, Daftary G, Tang MH, Sengupta N, Morris A, Feinberg E. Integrating Pediatric Universal Behavioral Health Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers. Pediatrics. 2022 Apr 01; 149(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35347338
  2. Lin MY, Kim J, Sheldrick RC, Bair-Merritt MH, Durham MP, Feinberg E, Cole MB. Five-Year Trends in Pediatric Mental Health Emergency Department Visits in Massachusetts: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2022 Jul; 246:199-206.e17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35301021; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.03.011;
  3. Hastedt I, Eisenhower A, Sheldrick RC, Carter AS. Bilingual and Monolingual Autistic Toddlers: Language and Social Communication Skills. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Mar 12. PMID: 35278166
  4. Sheldrick RC, Carter AS, Eisenhower A, Mackie TI, Cole MB, Hoch N, Brunt S, Pedraza FM. Effectiveness of Screening in Early Intervention Settings to Improve Diagnosis of Autism and Reduce Health Disparities. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Mar 01; 176(3):262-269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34982099; PMCID: PMC8728657; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.5380;
  5. Edmunds SR, Frost KM, Sheldrick RC, Bravo A, Straiton D, Pickard K, Grim V, Drahota A, Kuhn J, Azad G, Pomales Ramos A, Ingersoll B, Wainer A, Ibanez LV, Stone WL, Carter A, Broder-Fingert S. A method for defining the CORE of a psychosocial intervention to guide adaptation in practice: Reciprocal imitation teaching as a case example. Autism. 2022 04; 26(3):601-614.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34991373; PMCID: PMC8934256; DOI: 10.1177/13623613211064431;
  6. Chavez AE, Feldman MS, Carter AS, Eisenhower A, Mackie TI, Ramella L, Hoch N, Sheldrick RC. Delays in autism diagnosis for U.S. Spanish-speaking families: The contribution of appointment availability. Evid Based Pract Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2022; 7(2):275-293. PMID: 35833095; PMCID: PMC9273058; DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2021.2001772;
  7. Sheldrick RC. Editorial: Evaluating the Success of Early Detection of Autism: It's Time to Move Beyond the Median. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 Jul; 61(7):860-861. PMID: 34921909
  8. Sheldrick RC, Barnett ML. Math Matters: Why Positive Screening Rates Cannot Substitute for Prevalence. Acad Pediatr. 2022 03; 22(2):173-175. PMID: 34752958
  9. Sheldrick RC, Cruden G, Schaefer AJ, Mackie TI. Rapid-cycle systems modeling to support evidence-informed decision-making during system-wide implementation. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Oct 09; 2(1):116. PMID: 34627399; PMCID: PMC8502394; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-021-00218-6;
  10. Brady KJS, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Trockel MT, Shanafelt TD, Rowe SG, Kazis LE. Examining the measurement equivalence of the Maslach Burnout Inventory across age, gender, and specialty groups in US physicians. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2021 Jun 05; 5(1):43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34089412; PMCID: PMC8179856; DOI: 10.1186/s41687-021-00312-2;
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