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Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS

Interim Leader of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program, Director of the Policy and Analytics Center, and Associate Professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University

Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS, received her Master’s degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice and her doctoral degree in Health Policy from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Her research expertise is in the area of using administrative data to impact policy and program decisions at the city, state, and national levels. Shea was the first author of the Pennsylvania Autism Census and is Principal Investigator of a NIMH-funded national study to examine Medicaid eligibility and service usage among individuals with autism and leads studies funded by the Department of Defense and HRSA. Shea oversees the Philadelphia Autism Project, a partnership with Philadelphia City Council, which features an array of city-level partnerships across systems of care, including Medicaid, the justice system, and the School District of Philadelphia. The Policy and Analytics Center includes the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) Eastern Region, which partners closely with state-level policymakers on initiatives to improve and disseminate policies and programs for people with autism and other disabilities.