Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Mission

To be leaders in the exceptional assessment and care of children with developmental and behavioral conditions, to conduct innovative research that brings the science of child behavior and development to applied problems affecting children’s health and well-being, and to provide outstanding educational opportunities to trainees and our peers providing care to these children.

 

Barbara Felt M.D.
Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatri

Description

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Michigan addresses the growing number of developmental and behavioral conditions that affect youth today.  Clinically, our faculty work individually and in interdisciplinary teams to evaluate children with developmental and behavioral conditions, coordinate care and provide initial medication management. Learn more about our clinical services.

Through federally-funded research projects, our faculty investigate factors that promote children’s well-being, healthy growth and optimal developmental trajectories and in turn, interventions to improve outcomes.  Learn more about research interests for each DBP faculty member. DBP faculty are involved with education from the university level to colleagues nationally. 

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

A particular focus has been the education of peers about prevalent developmental-behavioral conditions so that less complicated problems can be addressed by primary care providers.  Learn more about our division’s educational activities.