About CHDI

Senior Fellows

CHDI has established a Senior Fellows Program to recognize and formalize ties with faculty who are integrally involved with our work. Each year, we select several faculty members in Connecticut to become CHDI Senior Fellows for a period of three years, with the opportunity for renewal.

The purpose of the Senior Fellows Program is to:

  • Formalize and solidify CHDI’s relationship with research institutions and their faculty
  • Recognize and honor faculty for their work in the areas of child health and mental health
  • Create a more cohesive network of researchers interested in translating research to practice, conducting policy analyses, and carrying out program evaluation related to health and mental health care systems for children


Jean A. Adnopoz, MPH

Jean Adnopoz is a Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and Director of In-Home Out-Patient Clinical Services. Among the programs she has developed and manages with her colleagues are the Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS) and Family Based Recovery (FBR).

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Christian M. Connell, Ph.D.

Christian Connell is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Co-Director of the Yale Division of Prevention and Community Research; and Director of Child Development and Epidemiological Research at The Consultation Center.

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Daniel F. Connor, MD

Dan Connor is the Lockean Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Medical School. He is Chief Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and created the first division of child & adolescent psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Medical School.

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Angela A. Crowley, Ph.D., APRN, PNP-BC, FAAN

Angela Crowley is Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty Masters Program, and her practice is based at the Pediatric Primary Care Center, Yale New Haven Hospital.

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Paul H. Dworkin, MD

Paul Dworkin is Executive Vice President for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For the past 15 years, he served as physician-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s and chair of Pediatrics at UCONN.

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Julian D. Ford, Ph.D.

Julian Ford is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic and Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness (www.ctrp.org).

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Brian Forsyth, MB ChB, FRCP(C)

Brian Forsyth is Professor of Pediatrics and Yale Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine and is Medical Director of the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition he is the Deputy Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland and did his pediatric residency at McGill University in Montreal before becoming a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in General Academic Pediatrics at Yale.

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Darcy Lowell, M.D.

Darcy Lowell is Executive Director of Child FIRST. She is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Health System, who has been working with high risk young children and families in the Greater Bridgeport community for 24 years.

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Cliff O'Callahan, M.D., Ph.D.

Cliff O’Callahan is the Director of Nurseries and the Pediatric Program Director at Middlesex Hospital and the MH Family Medicine Residency Program, and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCONN and the Department of Family Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

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Anne E. Pidano, Ph.D.

Anne Pidano is a licensed psychologist and co-coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Proficiency Track at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology.

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Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH

Marjorie Rosenthal is Assistant Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Yale and Assistant Director for the Program’s Community Research Initiative, Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Premature Infant Follow-Up Clinic at Yale.

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Karen Rubin, MD

Karen Rubin, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, is the Associate Clinical Chair of Pediatrics and Head of Clinical Care Innovation at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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Jacob Tebes, Ph.D.

Jack Tebes is a Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Child Study Center, and Epidemiology & Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine; Co-Director of the Yale Division of Prevention and Community Research; and Deputy Director of The Consultation Center.

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Carol Weitzman, MD

Carol Weitzman is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and the Program Director of a Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

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Joseph Woolston, MD

Joe Woolston is the Albert J. Solnit Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Child Study Center.

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