Shannon Davidson, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Evaluation Project Director

Phone: (503) 243-2436, ext. 101

Fax: (503) 243-2454


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.

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Projects, Publications, and Presentations

On this page you can access all the reports, publications, and projects relevant to specific staff and available to the public from NPC Research. In one of the fields below, enter a title, choose a type (project, publication, or presentation) from the drop-down menu, or choose a topic area from the drop-down. The results will sort automatically. Click on bold type for more information on any item of interest.

Title Type Category
Carey, S. Kissick, K. Waller, M. Davidson, S. Johnson, A. Lee, B. (April 2021) Buffalo OIC Process, Outcome and Cost Evaluation Full Study Detailed Report
Main Report / Full Report /
publication Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts
Clark County Washington Residential DOSA Drug Court Process, Outcome, and Cost Evaluation project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment
Clark County Juvenile Recovery Court Process and Outcome Evaluation project Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment