Carol Hubbard, MD has directed MaineHealth’s Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBPeds) program since its inception in 2000. She earned her MD, MPH and PHD at the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, completed residency in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and fellowship in Developmental –Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. Through her 23 years in Maine she has overseen growth of the DBPeds program from a single provider to its current size of 9 DB pediatricians and psychologists plus support staff. She has been involved in numerous patient care, educational and research initiatives, together with community partners and professional colleagues from various disciplines and institutions, all designed to improve access and quality of care for children in Maine and New Hampshire who have autism and other developmental and behavioral conditions.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: Innovations in the Collaborative Care of Children with Autism; Post-Autism Diagnosis Family Workshop Group Learning Model; Behavioral Support Checklist Implementation and Quality Improvement

Project Name: Qualitative Research on Primary Care Provider and Specialist Collaboration to Improve Access for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Care