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/Religious Studies

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH786


  • Published on 11/20/2022

    Sheldrick RC, Marakovitz S, Garfinkel D, Perrin EC, Carter AS. Prevalence and Co-Occurrence of Developmental and Emotional-Behavioral Problems in Young Children. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Nov 20. PMID: 36417968.

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  • Published on 11/6/2022

    Zablotsky B, Black LI, Sheldrick RC, Perrin EC, Blumberg SJ. Assessing the Validity of the Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist Using a Nationally Representative Household Survey. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Nov 06. PMID: 36351514.

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  • Published on 11/1/2022

    Pickard K, Wainer A, Broder-Fingert S, Sheldrick RC, Stahmer AC. Overcoming tensions between family-centered care and fidelity within Early Intervention implementation research. Autism. 2022 Nov 01; 13623613221133641. PMID: 36317362.

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  • Published on 10/22/2022

    Benheim TS, Murphy JM, Sheldrick RC, Dutta A, Holcomb JM, Hirshfeld-Becker DR, Carter AS, Riobueno-Naylor A, Ver Pault M, Holmén J, Boudreau AA, Jellinek MS, Perrin EC. Screening Infants Through Adolescents for Social/Emotional/Behavioral Problems in a Pediatric Network. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Oct 22. PMID: 36280038.

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  • Published on 8/6/2022

    Schlichting LE, Vivier PM, Berger B, Parrillo D, Sheldrick RC. From Descriptive to Predictive: Linking Early Childhood Developmental and Behavioral Screening Results With Educational Outcomes in Kindergarten. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Aug 06. PMID: 35940569.

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  • Published on 8/1/2022

    Safon CB, Estela MG, Rosenberg J, Feinberg E, Drainoni ML, Morris A, Durham MP, Bair-Merritt M, Sheldrick RC. Implementation of a Novel Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Initiative. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2023 Jan; 50(1):1-17. PMID: 35915197.

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  • 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 Jul; 246:199-206.e17. 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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