Shari Kessel Schneider, MSPH
Ms. Shari Kessel Schneider serves as a Senior Project Director, currently providing project management support to Action Alliance initiatives. She has over 20 years of experience in adolescent health and school health, advancing knowledge of effective programs and practices to improve the physical and mental well-being of youth. She leads initiatives focused on survey research, program evaluation, intervention design, and training and technical assistance. Her content expertise in adolescent health and risk behaviors includes mental health, bullying and cyberbullying, social media use, and substance misuse.
In addition to her work with the Action Alliance, she leads EDC’s MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, a biennial survey of more than 40,000 middle and high school youth, and provides technical assistance to school districts in using student survey data to inform educational efforts, prevention programming, and policymaking. Ms. Schneider also directed a research study to identify factors that contribute to disparities in adolescent mental health services access in schools.
Recently, Schneider co-authored a seminal report funded by The Ruderman Foundation on the impact of social media and cyberbullying on youth with disabilities. She has led groundbreaking research on cyberbullying trends and the mental health consequences of cyberbullying.
Schneider holds an MSPH in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard University School of Public Health and an ScB in Psychology from Brown University.