Shai Fuxman, a behavioral health expert and senior research scientist, leads initiatives promoting the positive development of youth. 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@EDC training and technical assistance specialist, he supports state agencies and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate effective substance misuse prevention programs.
Fuxman co-developed Care(giver) Navigator—an innovative mobile solution designed to help people caring for children with developmental disabilities navigate complex systems of care and promote their own well-being.
Fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, and English, Fuxman holds an MEd and EdD in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.