Shannon Davidson joined NPC Research as a Research Associate in November 2019. Her background is in education and youth development, and she is experienced in managing research and evaluation studies, conducting analysis, and working in partnership with stakeholders. Dr. Davidson’s projects have spanned topic areas and methodologies, and she particularly values projects that involve social and emotional learning and development, health promotion, and engagement with families and communities. At NPC Research, Dr. Davidson works on projects related to substance use treatment, community health, and treatment courts.
Dr. Davidson is trained and experienced in research design, instrument development, and mixed method data analysis. A former classroom teacher, Dr. Davidson seeks opportunities to complement research and evaluation work with coaching and technical assistance. She is dedicated to supporting partners to translate data into meaningful action, using research as a tool to promote learning and improvement.
Dr. Davidson earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education at Stanford University. Her dissertation, funded by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, was an investigation of mental health education policies and practices in China.