Lindsay Shea is the Leader of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program and Director of the Policy and Analytics Center at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and an Associate Professor. The Life Course Outcomes Research Program delivers information that empowers families, communities and organizations to create a world where people on the autism spectrum are valued and supported as contributing members of the community. The mission of the Policy and Analytics Center is to utilize innovative analytic strategies to support the development of effective social and health policy in cities, states, and across the U.S. Dr. Shea leads autism-focused projects at the local, state, federal and international levels. Dr. Shea first-authored the Pennsylvania Autism Census Report and her research interests are creating and using an evidence base in forming, evaluating, and implementing social and health policies.
Dr. Shea holds a doctoral degree in health policy from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, and a Master’s degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.