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 (Subcontract 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 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

Addressing Systemic Health Disparities in Early ASD Identification and Treatment
02/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of Massachusetts, Boston NIH NIMH

Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics (TEAM UP for Children)
11/01/2019 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Richard/Susan Smith

Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics (TEAM UP for Children)
11/01/2019 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Richard/Susan Smith

Optimizing a Paraprofessional, Family Partner Navigation Model for Children
08/01/2018 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIMH

Pediatrics Supporting Parents
05/01/2019 - 08/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Silicon Valley C Fdn

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

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


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  1. Walkey AJ, Sheldrick RC, Kashyap R, Kumar VK, Boman K, Bolesta S, Zampieri FG, Bansal V, Harhay MO, Gajic O. Guiding Principles for the Conduct of Observational Critical Care Research for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemics and Beyond: The Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry. Crit Care Med. 2020 11; 48(11):e1038-e1044.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32932348
  2. Zuckerman KE, Broder-Fingert S, Sheldrick RC. To reduce the average age of autism diagnosis, screen preschoolers in primary care. Autism. 2021 02; 25(2):593-596.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33126817
  3. Hickey E, Sheldrick RC, Kuhn J, Broder-Fingert S. A commentary on interpreting the United States preventive services task force autism screening recommendation statement. Autism. 2021 02; 25(2):588-592.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32921149
  4. Raphael JL, Bloom SR, Chung PJ, Guevara JP, Jacobson RM, Kind T, Klein M, Li ST, McCormick MC, Pitt MB, Poehling KA, Trost M, Sheldrick RC, Young PC, Szilagyi PG. Racial Justice and Academic Pediatrics: A Call for Editorial Action and Our Plan to Move Forward. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov - Dec; 20(8):1041-1043. PMID: 32791317
  5. Brady KJS, Ni P, Sheldrick RC, Trockel MT, Shanafelt TD, Rowe SG, Schneider JI, Kazis LE. Describing the emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment symptoms associated with Maslach Burnout Inventory subscale scores in US physicians: an item response theory analysis. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2020 Jun 01; 4(1):42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32488344
  6. Mackie TI, Schaefer AJ, Ramella L, Carter AS, Eisenhower A, Jimenez ME, Fettig A, Sheldrick RC. Understanding How Parents Make Meaning of Their Child's Behaviors During Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Longitudinal Qualitative Investigation. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32328857
  7. Sheldrick RC, Marakovitz S, Garfinkel D, Carter AS, Perrin EC. Comparative Accuracy of Developmental Screening Questionnaires. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Apr 01; 174(4):366-374. PMID: 32065615
  8. Eisenhower A, Martinez Pedraza F, Sheldrick RC, Frenette E, Hoch N, Brunt S, Carter AS. Multi-stage Screening in Early Intervention: A Critical Strategy for Improving ASD Identification and Addressing Disparities. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Mar 06. PMID: 32144605
  9. Mackie TI, Ramella L, Schaefer AJ, Sridhar M, Carter AS, Eisenhower A, Ibitamuno GT, Petruccelli M, Hudson SV, Sheldrick RC. Multi-method process maps: An interdisciplinary approach to investigate ad hoc modifications in protocol-driven interventions. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Feb 26; 4(3):260-269. PMID: 32695498
  10. Brady KJS, Grant GG, Stoddard FJ, Meyer WJ, Romanowski KS, Chang PH, Painting LE, Fowler LA, Nelson JK, Rivas P, Epperson K, Sheridan RL, Murphy M, O'Donnell EH, Ceranoglu TA, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Slavin MD, Warner P, Palmieri TL, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Measuring the Impact of Burn Injury on the Parent-Reported Health Outcomes of Children 1 to 5 Years: A Conceptual Framework for Development of the Preschool Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile CAT. J Burn Care Res. 2020 01 30; 41(1):84-94.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31222201
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