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 the EDC-implemented Massachusetts Social, Emotional, and Behavior Academy, Fuxman provides training and coaching to help the state’s 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.

Fuxman’s work and expertise are featured in The Hill, The Hechinger Report, Boston’s WGBH, and Worklife Magazine.

Fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, and English, Fuxman holds an MEd and EdD in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.