About CHDI

Lisa Honigfeld, Ph.D.

Lisa Honigfeld, Ph.D. Vice President for Health Initiatives
Vice President, Children's Fund of Connecticut honigfeld@uchc.edu | 860-679-1523

Lisa Honigfeld, Vice President for Health Initiatives, joined CHDI in 2005. She directs CHDI's efforts to strengthen pediatric primary and preventive care. She is also Senior Advisor of the Office for Community Child Health (OCCH) at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Her responsibilities at CHDI and OCCH include development and oversight of funded projects designed to test innovations in child health services delivery, policy and systems. In 2018, she was named as Vice President of the Children's Fund of Connecticut, a public charitable organization and CHDI's parent organization.


Lisa has more than 30 years of experience working in child health organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford and ProHealth Physician's Connecticut Center for Primary Care. She serves on several statewide committees related to medical home implementation in Connecticut, care for children with special health care needs, family support, pediatric training and quality improvement in pediatric care. Her work at CHDI focuses on: care coordination, developmental screening, the interface between primary care and community and subspecialty services, and expanding the capacity of pediatric primary care to address mental health issues. Lisa has a BA in sociology from the University of Massachusetts and an MA and PhD, both in sociology, from the University of Chicago. She holds a faculty appointment in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.