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

PhD, Temple University
MA, Temple 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.

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

Pediatric Screening for population health: Linking the Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children with early childhood outcomes
11/01/2017 - 10/31/2019 (PI)
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Integrating Theoretic and Empirical Findings of Research Evidence Use: A Healthcare Systems Engineering Approach
02/01/2017 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey William T. Grant Fdn

Addressing systemic health disparities in early ASD identification and treatment
08/08/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston NIH NIMH

Addressing Systemic Health Disparities in Early ASD Identification and Treatment
02/01/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston NIH NIMH

Comparative Effectiveness of Developmental-Behavioral Screening Instruments
02/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Tufts - New England Medical Center NIH NICHD

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  1. Sheldrick RC, Frenette E, Vera JD, Mackie TI, Martinez-Pedraza F, Hoch N, Eisenhower A, Fettig A, Carter AS. What Drives Detection and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder? Looking Under the Hood of a Multi-stage Screening Process in Early Intervention. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Feb 05. PMID: 30726534.
  2. Broder-Fingert S, Sheldrick CR, Silverstein M. The Value of State Differences in Autism When Compared to a National Prevalence Estimate. Pediatrics. 2018 Dec; 142(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 30478239.
  3. Sheldrick RC, Carter AS. State-Level Trends in the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from 2000 to 2012: A Reanalysis of Findings from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Network. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Sep; 48(9):3086-3092. PMID: 29654453.
  4. Broder Fingert S, Carter A, Pierce K, Stone WL, Wetherby A, Scheldrick C, Smith C, Bacon E, James SN, Ibañez L, Feinberg E. Implementing systems-based innovations to improve access to early screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for children with autism spectrum disorder: An Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement, and Services network study. Autism. 2019 Apr; 23(3):653-664.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29633852.
  5. Salisbury LA, Nyce JD, Hannum CD, Sheldrick RC, Perrin EC. Sensitivity and Specificity of 2 Autism Screeners Among Referred Children Between 16 and 48 Months of Age. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 04; 39(3):254-258. PMID: 29570569.
  6. Garg A, Sheldrick RC, Dworkin PH. The Inherent Fallibility of Validated Screening Tools for Social Determinants of Health. Acad Pediatr. 2018 03; 18(2):123-124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29274399.
  7. de Ferranti SD, Sheldrick RC. USPSTF is unable to recommend for or against lipid screening to identify multifactorial dyslipidaemia in childhood: no recommendation is not without consequences. Evid Based Med. 2017 Oct; 22(5):162-163. PMID: 28818963.
  8. Giserman Kiss I, Feldman MS, Sheldrick RC, Carter AS. Developing Autism Screening Criteria for the Brief Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment (BITSEA). J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 May; 47(5):1269-1277. PMID: 28181053.
  9. Levy SL, Hill E, Mattern K, McKay K, Sheldrick RC, Perrin EC. Colocated Mental Health/Developmental Care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Oct; 56(11):1023-1031. PMID: 28449589.
  10. Sheldrick RC, Garfinkel D. Is a Positive Developmental-Behavioral Screening Score Sufficient to Justify Referral? A Review of Evidence and Theory. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 17(5):464-470. PMID: 28286136.
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