Radley Christopher Sheldrick, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Radley Sheldrick
(617) 358-1916rshldrck@bu.edu


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
  • Temple University, MA
  • Brown University, BA


  • Published on 12/16/2019

    Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Broder-Fingert S, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Simulation and minimization: technical advances for factorial experiments designed to optimize clinical interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 Dec 16; 19(1):239. PMID: 31842765.

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  • Published on 12/16/2019

    Broder-Fingert S, Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to test intervention delivery strategies: a study protocol. Trials. 2019 Dec 16; 20(1):728. PMID: 31842963.

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  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Cole MB, Qin Q, Sheldrick RC, Morley DS, Bair-Merritt MH. The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low-income children. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54(6):1203-1213. PMID: 31742687.

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  • Published on 11/14/2019

    Sheldrick RC, Schlichting LE, Berger B, Clyne A, Ni P, Perrin EC, Vivier PM. Establishing New Norms for Developmental Milestones. Pediatrics. 2019 Dec; 144(6). PMID: 31727860.

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  • Published on 9/25/2019

    Brady KJS, Kazis LE, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Trockel MT. Selecting physician well-being measures to assess health system performance and screen for distress: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 Dec; 49(12):100662. PMID: 31562054.

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  • Published on 6/21/2019

    Brady KJS, Grant G, 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 (LIBRE) Profile CAT. J Burn Care Res. 2019 Jun 21. PMID: 31222201.

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  • Published on 6/1/2019

    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 Jun; 49(6):2304-2319. PMID: 30726534.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Sheldrick, R.C., Hyde, J., Leslie, L.K., Mackie, T.I . The debate over rational decision-making in evidence-based medicine: Implications for evidence-informed policy. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. 2019.

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  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Broder-Fingert S, Sheldrick CR, Silverstein M. The Value of State Differences in Autism When Compared to a National Prevalence Estimate. Pediatrics. 2018 12; 142(6). PMID: 30478239.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    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.

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