Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler

Senior Research Scientist and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative

Liz Snyder is a senior research scientist at the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and affiliate member of the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative. 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 currently leads the following studies: