PhD, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Cohort Six Fellow

Academic Mentor
Jane Silovsky
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Policy Mentor
Elizabeth Ralston
Founding Director, Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center and Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Medical University of South Carolina

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Implementation Science, Mixed Methods


Jennifer Daer Shields, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Shields conducts research at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) where she has been a part of numerous federally funded studies evaluating child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Most recently, she has worked as the project coordinator on a regional multi-site evaluation examining treatment programs for youth with problematic sexual behavior. Dr. Shields’ research interests focus on factors that influence service engagement and attrition in evidenced based treatment programs for children and their families. Clinically, she provides group and individual treatment services to children with problematic sexual behavior, exposure to child abuse and neglect, and a variety of other externalizing and internalizing problems. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Shields graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and music from the University of Tulsa. She holds a master’s of science in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University.