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Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, Ph.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Ph.D., School Psychology
Michigan State University


Predoctoral Internship, Pediatric Psychology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology
Geisinger Health System


Jeffrey Shahidullah, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dell Medical School and an adjunct assistant professor of educational psychology within The University of Texas at Austin College of Education.

He specializes in behavioral interventions for managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. Shahidullah is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education and co-director of research in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Dell Children’s Medical Group.

Shahidullah earned his doctorate in school psychology from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s in psychology from Baylor University, where he also completed an educational specialist degree. He completed an internship in pediatric psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric psychology at Geisinger Health System. While at CHOP, Shahidullah was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities fellow.

Shahidullah is a health services researcher whose focus is in three main areas: primary care access, utilization and workforce trends; models that integrate behavioral health services within schools and primary care settings; and childhood trauma. He is a productive researcher whose work has been published in peer-reviewed journals across many disciplines, including pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry and school, clinical and pediatric psychology. Shahidullah has authored or edited four books on the topics of school mental health, pediatric behavioral health care and interprofessional care for autism.

Shahidullah is the director of training for the Texas Childhood Trauma Research Network, a multicenter, longitudinal, observational study focused on responses and trajectories of childhood trauma.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
  • Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics