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Who We Are

We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of healthcare leaders who provide compassionate, family-centered care to children and who engage in innovative research and training.


We deliver care to children at risk for developmental disorders and those with delays and disabilities.


We offer educational opportunities in classrooms and clinics, and in boardrooms and communities.


We engage in clinical and translational research designed to impact medical practice and health policy.

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DBP continues to provide services to both new and existing patients via Telehealth during shelter in place orders.

There are 3 ways to schedule an appointment:

In addition, be sure to check out Family Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Receives ACEs Aware Grant

Chrristina Buysse MD and Barbara Bentley, PsyD MS received a grant which will be used to create a provider engagement collaborative of medical and mental health providers who serve young children with Medi-Cal insurance in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties. Details here

Barbara Bentley, PsyD Quoted in LPCH Happier, Healthier Lives Blog

Barbara Bentley, PsyD is quoted in a May 20, 2020 article written by Erin Digitale, titled Learning in the Age of COVID-19: How to Help Kids with Distance Learning. The blog also mentioned a compendium of resources DBP compiled for parents called Tips for Learning at Home, which is located along with other helpful information on our web page, Family Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Welcome New Fellows, and Congratulations to Sarah Dubner, MD! 

We are excited to welcome our two new fellows, Annie Berens MD, and Liz Barrington MD, and we congratulate Sarah Dubner, MD, who recently graduated June 4th.  We are pleased to welcome Sarah in July as our newest faculty member.

Maternal & Child Health Research Institute grant winners

Congratulations to our Residents Myong-sun Choe, MD and Machiko Hosoki, MD, and Post Doctoral Scholar Lisa Bruckert, PhD who received MCHRI grants this spring.  Read more

How to Talk to Your Children About the Value of Diversity and the Problem of Racism

We have provided this guide with suggestions on how parents can talk about these issues with their children.