Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

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:

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.


DBP members' extensively participate in regional and national endeavors, all designed to strengthen protective factors and the life course for children and families. A few examples include:

DBP continues to grow and expand the breadth of clinical services we provide, the scope of our research endeavors and the range of our advocacy activities.


Contact Us

Director: Carol Weitzman, M.D. 

Administrative Assistant: Anna Schairer

For Scheduling and Referrals
Phone: (203) 785-4081
Fax: (203) 737-7653

Main Office Contact:
Telephone: (203) 785-7521
Fax: (203) 737-1208

Developmental & Behavioral Fellowship Program

The purpose of this fellowship program is to prepare trainees for successful careers in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. This program is an ACGME accredited three-year training program that will prepare graduates to diagnose, treat, and counsel children and families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Rotation Home

Our Resident Rotation aims to combine a traditional approach to training with more learner-centered models of education so that each fellow's experience exposes he or she to the basics of child development and addresses his or her individualized interests.