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Dr. Terri Shelton is vice chancellor of research and engagement at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In that role, she focuses on the advancement of research at the University and manages activities in the areas of research administration, research integrity, innovation and commercialization, and community and economic engagement.

The Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor, she has more than 20 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and psychiatry and a robust portfolio of research activity centered on promoting healthy lives and vibrant communities. She has written more than 75 publications and has raised more than $35 million in grants and contracts.

A quintessential feature of Shelton’s work is the bridging of research, policy and evidence-based practice to create partnerships that build the capacity of communities, families and youth, service providers, researchers and policymakers. She has a particular interest in how programs, policies and communities can support the social emotional development of young children.

Shelton is co-author of the books Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Family-Centered Care for Children Needing Specialized Developmental Services. She was honored by the State of North Carolina with a Family Driven-System of Care Lifetime Achievement Award and was named one of 2017’s Outstanding Women in Business by the Triad Business Journal.