Shai Fuxman staff portrait



Shai Fuxman, EdD, is an experienced researcher in the fields of education and public health with expertise in opioid and other substance abuse prevention and intervention, youth development, program evaluation, and cross-cultural relations. He is especially interested in the promotion of positive development among youth from marginalized communities. His research and evaluation portfolio includes work with Native American and Latino communities in the United States, as well as international work related to increasing access to education in areas of conflict.

Fuxman currently serves as a senior training and technical assistance associate for SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), where he provides consultation to SAMHSA grantees. His current focus is conducting research, developing tools, and presenting webinars to support three opioid misuse and overdose prevention grant programs: First Responders- Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery, Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs, and Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths.

Fuxman is knowledgeable in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including developing and overseeing data collection procedures, analyzing large data sets, and presenting data findings. He is fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, and English and serves on EDC’s Institutional Review Board. He holds an MEd and EdD in human development and psychology from Harvard University.

“An important step in the process of conducting culturally responsive evaluation is building relationships with the communities involved. Developing strong relationships with community members can go a long way.”

Speaking Highlights

What’s on the Horizon? Emerging Research Perspectives and Holistic Programs and Services for Youth

Plenary panel presentation, 36th Annual National Conference
Baltimore, MD
April 7, 2016

Sources of Information on Sex and Antecedents of Early Sexual Initiation among Urban Latino Youth

Paper co-presentation, 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Boston, MA

Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Families in Teen Pregnancy Prevention: A Case Study of a Latino Family-Based Behavioral Intervention

Co-presentation, 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Boston, MA

Building Evaluation Capacity of Culturally Based Programs that Promote Young People’s Behavioral Health

Panel, CADCA’s 22nd Annual National Leadership Forum
National Harbor, MD
February 6, 2012

CSAP’s Service to Science Initiative: Working with Field-Grown Tribal Substance Abuse Prevention Programs to Document Effectiveness

Co-presentation, Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health
Washington, D.C.
November 18, 2010




Selected Publications

Fuxman, S., De Los Santos, S., Finkelstein, D., Landon, M. K., & O’Donnell, L. (2015). Sources of information on sex and antecedents of early sexual initiation among urban Latino youth. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 10(4), 333–350.

Nathan, D., Trimble, D., & Fuxman, S. (2015). Building partnerships between Israeli and Palestinian youth: An integrative approach. Israel Affairs, 21(1), 148–164.

Parker, C., Avery Paz, M., Baker, D., Fuxman, S., Lingan, A., Rinaldi, C., Sanchez, M. T., and Schamberg, M. (2012). English language learners with disabilities in Massachusetts: Current stats and next steps for identification and instruction. A report to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Villegas, M., Sullivan, T. K., Fuxman, S., & Dewhurst, M. (2007). Re-envisioning research as social change: Four students’ collaborative journey. Journal of Research Practice, 3(1), M7.