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Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler, Research Scientist, Senior of Center for Child and Family Policy and Sanford School of Public Policy  

Office Location: 2024
Office Phone: (919) 668-3288
Duke Box: 90539
Email Address: liz.snyder@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2004
    B.A., University of Louisville, 1999

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Snyder-Fickler, E; Lawrence, N; Rigdon, A. "The East Durham Children's Initiative Year 6 Evaluation Report: Implementation and Outcomes.." The East Durham Children's Initiative Year 6 Evaluation Report: Implementation and Outcomes.. November, 2017
    2. Lawrence, N; Snyder-Fickler, E; Ulrich, S. "Book Babies Evaluation Pilot: Impacts on Parent and Child Interactive Reading Behaviors and Child Vocabulary and Early Literacy Skills.." Book Babies Evaluation Pilot: Impacts on Parent and Child Interactive Reading Behaviors and Child Vocabulary and Early Literacy Skills.. October, 2017
    3. Lawrence, N; Snyder-Fickler, E. "BECOMING Final Report: A Longitudinal Perspective on Outcomes for Transitional Age Youth with Mental Health Challenges.." BECOMING Final Report: A Longitudinal Perspective on Outcomes for Transitional Age Youth with Mental Health Challenges.. September, 2017
    4. 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
    5. Lawrence, N; Snyder-Fickler, E; Ulrich, S. "BECOMING Youth Year 3 Progress Evaluation Report.." BECOMING Youth Year 3 Progress Evaluation Report.. December, 2016

    Highlight:
    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.


    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.

    Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler