Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler
Research Scientist, Senior

Liz Snyder-Fickler is trained as a research psychologist with a concentration in cognitive development. Her work focuses on conducting rigorous community-based research and evaluation. Centered on vulnerable children and families and the systems that serve them, her research broadly spans the areas of child welfare, early childhood and elementary education, and children's mental health. Research interests include design, implementation and analysis of interventions, and the use of actionable data to improve practice and policy within these human service settings. She has led several federally, state and locally funded evaluations, including:

Child Welfare

Children's Mental Health

  • BECOMING, a SAMHSA-funded System of Care Child Mental Health Initiative serving transition-age youth (16-21) with mental health challenges in Durham, North Carolina.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Dr. Snyder-Fickler has also served as a consultant for grantees of the Oak Foundation Learning Differences program within the areas of capacity building and evaluation. Her work on this project focused on providing technical assistance to grantees to enhance their infrastructure and ensure they have the data needed to perform a strong evaluation.

Current Research Interests

  • Program Evaluation
  • Education
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Children's Mental Health

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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