Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler

Research Scientist

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. With a concentration 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 applied research and evaluation studies, which currently include:

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.

Prior to coming to the Center, Liz was a post-doctoral fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During that time her research and training experiences involved both the Carolina Interdisciplinary Large-Scale Policy Research Training and the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study.

Research Interests:
Program Evaluation, Education, Child Maltreatment, Children's Mental Health


Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Snyder-Fickler, E; Lawrence, N "The East Durham Children's Initiative Year Five Evaluation Report: Implementation and Outcomes.." The East Durham Children's Initiative Year Five Evaluation Report: Implementation and Outcomes.. December, 2016

  2. Rosanbalm, KD; Snyder, EH; Lawrence, CN; Coleman, K; Frey, JJ; van den Ende, JB; Dodge, KA (2016). Child wellbeing assessment in child welfare: A review of four measures. Children and Youth Services Review, 68, 1-16. [doi]

  3. Rosanbalm, KD; Snyder-Fickler, L; Lawrence, CN "A comprehensive examination of child wellbeing assessment tools for child welfare."  May, 2015

  4. Lawrence, C.N., Snyder, E., & Fischer, S. "BECOMING Youth Progress Evaluation Report to Alliance Behavioral Healthcare."  December, 2014

  5. Snyder, E., Lawrence, C.N., & Rosanbalm, M.K. "East Durham Children's initiative: Year Three Evaluation Report."  November, 2014

Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler

Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler
Office: Erwin Square Mill Building, Bay C, Room 222
Phone: (919) 668-3288
Fax: (919) 668-6923
E-mail:  liz.snyder@duke.edu  send me a message

Mailing Address:
Duke Box 90539, Durham, NC 27708-0539

Research Interests: (from Specialties)
Program Evaluation, Education, Child Maltreatment, Children's Mental Health Specialties:

Program Evaluation
Child Maltreatment
Children's Mental Health