Chris Sheldrick, PhD
Chris Sheldrick, PhD, is Evaluation Director of TEAM UP for Children and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School. Dr. Sheldrick's research with the UMass team focuses on perinatal psychiatry access programs, which now exist nationwide. Dr. Sheldrick’s research focuses on the science and practice of 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 Well-being of Young Children (www.theSWYC.org), a freely-available comprehensive screening instrument for young children. In addition, Dr. Sheldrick has received training in systems science and decision analysis through a KM1 fellowship, and his current research harnesses these methods to address health disparities in behavioral health care for children.