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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program at Stanford University

Trainee Liaison: Talia Roshini Lester


Contact Information:

Program Director:

Lynne Huffman, MD


Program Coordinator:

Meghan Stawitcke
750 Welch Rd., Suite 315
Palo Alto, CA 94304



Program Profile:


The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training program for Northern California at Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (LPCH) is a three-year fellowship that trains pediatricians in behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental aspects of pediatrics.


To prepare fellows to become recognized leaders in the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics based on their exceptional clinical skills, cutting-edge research contributions, outstanding education and training skills, and/or effective advocacy for children and families.


The DBP fellowship training program is three years long, and accepts 1-2 fellows per year. Training balances supervised skills-based clinical training, courses and seminars, mentoring, and community engagement. In addition to the DBP fellowship trainees, the program aims to educate and train a wide range of professionals and pre-professionals to acquire biopsychosocial knowledge, develop or improve DBP clinical skills, generate new knowledge, and/or implement strategies for improving the delivery of pediatric health care. The trainees include practicing pediatricians and child health clinicians; pediatrics, neurology, child and adolescent psychiatry and other residents; medical students; psychology and neuroscience graduate students; and undergraduates.


Given the pressing need for DBP research, research training has been a particular emphasis of our program. Faculty members have an outstanding track record of grant funding, peer-reviewed publications, research service, and high quality mentoring.  Fellows can partake in funded projects within the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, join other projects on campus, or can create their own project.

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