Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) is a board-certified subspecialty of pediatrics that specializes in evaluating, counseling, and providing treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties.Yale Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics provides detailed evaluations and treatment for children with a wide range of concerns in our outpatient Developmental Medicine center and through inpatient and community consultations.
Our clinical services currently include:
- Yale Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric Program
- Developmental consultation to hospitalized children.
- Developmental & Behavioral at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Director: Carol Weitzman, M.D.
Administrative Assistant: Anna Schairer
For Scheduling and Referrals
Phone: (203) 785-4081
Fax: (203) 737-7635
Main Office Contact:
Telephone: (203) 785-7521
Fax: (203) 737-1208
Faculty and fellows in DBP are actively conducting research across a broad range of important areas including:
- Integrating mental health services into primary care
- The genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Screening, diagnosis and treatment of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities
- Evaluation and treatment of maternal depression within primary care settings
- Identification of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Abnormalities in brain connectivity in children with ASD
- The relationship between ASD and obesity
Yale DBP is also one of the DBP Research Network sites and is on the steering committee for this newly developed research network.