Dr. Shai Fuxman, a behavioral health expert and senior research scientist, leads initiatives promoting the positive development of youth and serves as a technical assistance specialist and advisor for EDC Solutions. He has extensive experience in social and emotional learning (SEL), school-based trauma-informed care, and substance misuse prevention. He also has expertise in program evaluation, cultural competence, and quantitative and qualitative research.
Through his leadership of EDC’s SEL & Mental Health Academy, Fuxman provides training and coaching to help Massachusetts schools and districts promote students’ SEL and mental health well-being using a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) approach. As a Prevention Solutions at EDC training and technical assistance specialist, he supports state agencies and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate effective substance misuse prevention programs.
Fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, and English, Fuxman holds an MEd and EdD in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.