Publications + National Presentations
1. Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. (2010). Medical home services for children with behavioral health conditions. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31, 92-9, DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181cdabda; PMID 20110825.
2. Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. (2009). Surveillance of Children’s Behavior and Development: Practical Solutions for Primary Care. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 151-3. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31819f1bfb; PMID 19363367.
3. Sheldrick, R.C., Henson, B.S., Merchant, S., Murphy, M.J., Neger, E., Perrin, E.C. (2013). The Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC): Development and initial validation of a new social/emotional screening instrument for very young children. Academic Pediatrics, 13, 72-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2012.08.003; PMID: 23092547.
4. Sheldrick, R.C., Henson, B.S., Merchant, S., Murphy, M.J., Neger, E., Perrin, E.C. (2012). The Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC): Development and initial validation of a new social/emotional screening instrument. Academic Pediatrics, 12, 456-467. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2012.06.008; PMID: 22921494.
5. Sheldrick, R.C., Neger, E., Shipman, D., Perrin, E.C. (2011). Quality of life of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: Concordance among adolescents' self-reports, parents' reports and parents' proxy reports. Quality of Life Research, 21(1), 53-57. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-011-9916-5; PMID 21505880.
1. Tan, C., Sheldrick, R.C., Mackie, T. Extending medical authority from primary care providers to community based clinicians: Challenges experienced and strategies employed by Early Intervention providers providing autism screenings. (2016, August). Roundtable accepted for presentation at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Seattle, WA.
2. Mackie, T., Sheldrick, R.C., Tan, C., Carter, A.S. Systems-Level Analysis of Implementing a Two Stage Screening Protocol for Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Community-Based Setting. (2016, May). Panel presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
3. Sheldrick, R.C., Marakovitz, S.M., Perrin, E.C. Young children at-risk for autism: Implications of the broader phenotype for screening. (2016, May). Platform presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Baltimore, MD.
4. Sheldrick, R.C., Garfinkel, D.W., El-Behadli, A.F., Perrin, E.C. Comparison of Screening Strategies to Detect the Full Range of Developmental-Behavioral Problems Among Young Children. (2015, May). Platform presentation delivered at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA.
5. Sheldrick, R.C. The Survey of Well-being of Young Children. (2014, October). Invited talk delivered to Autism Speaks conference: Autism Screening and Diagnosis in Low Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities to Enhance Research and Services Worldwide, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
R. Christopher Sheldrick, PhD is a Research Psychologist at Tufts Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheldrick is actively conducting research on autism. Collaborating closely with Dr. Ellen Perrin, he developed the
Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC)
, a comprehensive screening instrument for young children that includes a screener for autism. With funding from NICHD, he is currently conducting research to assess the accuracy of the SWYC compared to other prominent developmental-behavioral screening instruments. Dr. Sheldrick also has funding from the NIMH to research implementation of multi-stage screening for autism in early intervention settings. Through this project, Dr. Sheldrick is working to harness innovative methodologies in healthcare engineering and system dynamics to improve implementation, to address health disparities in identification and diagnosis, and to improve understanding of the epidemiology of autism.