Dr. Shepard received her M.A. in developmental psychology from Arizona State University and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon. She completed her child clinical internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and a T32 postdoctoral research fellowship in developmental psychopathology at Brown Medical School. She joined the faculty at Brown Medical School (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior) in 2007. She conducts program evaluation and research in the Bradley/Hasbro Children's Research Center and works in the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, providing organizational assessment, training, coaching, and consultation to community programs to facilitate the adoption, delivery, and sustainability of evidence-based programs for children and families.