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

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH843


  • Published on 4/13/2018

    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 Apr 13. PMID: 29654453.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    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 Apr; 39(3):254-258. PMID: 29570569.

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  • Published on 12/20/2017

    Garg A, Sheldrick RC, Dworkin PH. The Inherent Fallibility of Validated Screening Tools for Social Determinants of Health. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Mar; 18(2):123-124. PMID: 29274399.

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  • Published on 8/17/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 4/28/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 3/7/2017

    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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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Jacobson RM, Fairbrother G, Sheldrick RC, Szilagyi PG. The Role of the Peer Reviewer. Acad Pediatr. 2017 03; 17(2):105-106. PMID: 28259333.

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  • Published on 2/3/2017

    Sheldrick RC, Maye MP, Carter AS. Age at First Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Analysis of Two US Surveys. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Apr; 56(4):313-320. PMID: 28335875.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Sheldrick RC, Chung PJ, Jacobson RM. Math Matters: How Misinterpretation of Odds Ratios and Risk Ratios May Influence Conclusions. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jan - Feb; 17(1):1-3. PMID: 27989279.

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