Yale Child Study Hub Team Bios
Dorothy Stubbe, M.D., Hub Team Medical Director
Dr. Dorothy Stubbe is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. She completed her residency training in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Stubbe has been Program Director for the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at the Yale Child Study Center since 1996, and for the Integrated psychiatry/ child and adolescent psychiatry/ research track since 2004. She served 16 years as the Associate Medical Director for Yale-New Haven Hospital Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service, and one year as the Medical Director of Pediatric Psychiatric Consultation-liaison and Emergency Services in the Children’s Hospital. She is a skilled clinician with expertise in child and adolescent assessments, evidence-based care, psychopharmacology, emergency psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry to primary care, school-based consultation and medical education.
Andrew Lustbader, M.D., Team Psychiatrist
Dr. Andrew Lustbader is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He completed his Pediatrics residency, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is the medical director of Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center. Being trained as a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist, his knowledge of the interface between the two disciplines is indispensable. Dr. Lustbader was one of the primary champions of the ACCESS-Mental Health program and has a history of consultation with pediatrics clinics, development of collaborative office rounds (CORs), development of five pediatric and mental health co-location primary care clinics, and serves as a physician educator of primary care practitioners on children’s mental health topics.
Laine Taylor, D.O., Team Psychiatrist
Dr. Laine Taylor is the Associate Medical Director of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service. Dr. Taylor completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, her Psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center-Riverview track. Her areas of interest are organizational development and healthcare policy. She is an advocate for children and families as a clinician and on the State level working to develop programs and legislation in the state of Connecticut. Her areas of specialty include medical education, interdisciplinary collaboration, emergency psychiatry, structural family therapy, and inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Taylor is also proficient in Spanish and is able to perform bilingual interviews and family therapy.
Claudia Moreno, M.D., Team Psychiatrist
Dr. Claudia Moreno received her MD from University of Puerto Rico; Psychiatry Residency at the University of Florida, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. In addition to her role on the ACCESS- MH team, Dr. Moreno is Medical Director of the Consultation-liaison psychiatry team, providing psychiatric consultation for medically ill patients and supervising child psychiatry fellows, as well as directing the psychiatry services to the emergency department of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Dr. Moreno has experience providing psychiatric evaluation and treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Signy Peck, L.C.S.W., Team Administrator and Behavioral Health Clinician
Signy Peck is a licensed clinical social worker. Having been a core member of a co-location program at Whitney Pediatrics during the past two years, Signy is an advocate for integrated care and its benefits for children, adolescents and their families. Signy started her professional career working with Yale-IICAPS, then moved to YCSC’s Outpatient clinic, spending the last two years co-located at Whitney Pediatrics. Signy enjoys continuously learning and teaching. She is an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University’s MSW program and has supervised fellows and students in her role at the outpatient clinic. Signy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in English at Wesleyan University and received her Master’s Degree in social work at Smith College.
Heather Dowling, L.C.S.W., Team Behavioral Health Clinician
Heather Dowling is a licensed clinical social worker. Heather received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She began her career as an employee of the Yale Child Study Center, where she treated children, adolescents, families, in diverse populations. Heather’s involvement with youth and families extended into the school and justice systems. She worked for the Yale Juvenile Court Support Services Division, to find services for incarcerated youth; within local schools for children and adults with Autism, and she consulted with forensic groups, to provide assessments for juveniles facing potential trial. Heather opened her private practice in 2011 in Branford, Connecticut, which extends her services to adolescents, families and individual adults. Heather formed a networking group for mental health professionals on the CT Shoreline in 2013 that connected therapists in private practice and professionals within related fields. The networking group complemented the ACCESS Mental Health CT outreach efforts by establishing relationships between pediatricians and providers in the area. Heather enjoys continuous learning, collaboration, and advocating for children and youth.
Nancy Brown, M.Ed., Team Program Coordinator
Nancy Brown is a long-time family advocate who has a history of coordinating efforts with the Child Study Center on behalf of children accessing mental health care. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at University of Denver and her Master’s Degree in Education at Boston University. Her work history highlights her remarkable organization skills and ability to work with individuals from all stations of life. Ms. Brown, a parent of a child with mental health needs, is knowledgeable in the resources in the state as well as the barriers to utilization. She has first-hand experience in navigating the mental health system and a warm, welcoming presence as our team member who greets, provides information, and triages calls to the other team members.
Ann Nelson, BSN, Team Family Peer Specialist
Ann Nelson has extensive experience working with individuals in recovery, family member caregivers and mental health professionals to encourage connection and collaboration within the mental health team. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. In her role as the Family Peer Specialist with the Yale Child Study Center, Ann is able to use her nursing background, years of advocacy experience and personal conviction as a family member to ensure that family members have access to mental health services for their child, as well as support for their own mental wellness.