Radley Sheldrick

Radley Christopher Sheldrick, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management - Boston University School of Public Health


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.


  • Temple University, PhD Field of Study: Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • Temple University, MA Field of Study: Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • Brown University, BA Field of Study: History


  • Published on 4/1/2022

    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). PMID: 35347338.

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  • Published on 3/14/2022

    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 Mar 14. PMID: 35301021.

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  • Published on 3/12/2022

    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.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    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. PMID: 34982099.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    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. PMID: 34991373.

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  • Published on 12/15/2021

    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. 2021 Dec 15. PMID: 34921909.

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  • Published on 11/6/2021

    Sheldrick RC, Barnett ML. Math Matters: Why Positive Screening Rates Cannot Substitute for Prevalence. Acad Pediatr. 2022 03; 22(2):173-175. PMID: 34752958.

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  • Published on 10/9/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 6/5/2021

    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. PMID: 34089412.

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  • Published on 3/22/2021

    Petruccelli M, Ramella L, Schaefer AJ, Sheldrick RC, Carter AS, Eisenhower A, Broder-Fingert S, Mackie TI. A Taxonomy of Reported Harms in Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening: Provider and Parent Perspectives. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Feb; 52(2):647-673. PMID: 33751375.

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