Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Haggerty-Friedman Psychosocial Fund for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The Haggerty Friedman Psychosocial Fund promotes the practice of and training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the University of Rochester to advance developmental and behavioral health of infants, children, adolescents and their families through research, education, evidence based clinical practice and advocacy.

Vision of Haggerty-Friedman Psychosocial Fund

Advancement of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at UR through the mentorship of students, postgraduate trainees and physicians through education and research opportunities

Core Values

  • Biopsychosocial medicine
  • Collaborative and Interdisciplinary research and care
  • Scientific basis of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Collegiality
  • Child and Family Advocacy
  • Cultural competency
  • Teaching the next generation of educators, researchers and clinicians

What is Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics?

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians evaluate and manage infants, children and youth with developmental and behavioral disorders. They offer biobehavioral subspecialty care for children and youth with physical and other developmental disabilities as well. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric practice is often in the context of interdisciplinary settings involving close collaboration with other professional disciplines. Developmental and Behavioral pediatricians also screen and monitor children at risk for developmental and behavioral disorders on the basis of biological and social factors. Research in this field addresses the causes and treatments of developmental and behavioral health concerns and promotes understanding of the biopsychosocial environment in which they live. Ongoing training at multiple levels from medical students to community practitioners support the medical home for children with developmental and behavioral needs. Clinicians from many areas use developmental and behavioral approaches to research and manage chronic care and health maintenance.

Connect with Golisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital Development

Contact Us

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
Golisano Children's Hospital
Box 671
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-0355
Fax: (585) 275-3366