Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH

Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH
Autism Services Medical Director
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Specialty Certifications:
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Education:
  • MD, Universidad Anahuac, School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico
  • MPH, Master of Public Health, College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Post Graduate Training:
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
  • Psychiatry Residency, New York Medical College. Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Areas of Expertise:
  • Medication management, psychiatric interventions and evaluation, and ongoing psychiatric therapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
Academic Appointments:
  • Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center

John Molteni, PhD, BCBA-D

John Molteni, PhD, BCBA-D
Director of Autism Services

Specialty Certifications:
  • Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level
  • Licensed Psychologist
Education:
  • BA, Psychology, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
  • PhD, Clinical Child Psychology, St. John's University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders

Lauren Herlihy, PhD

Lauren Herlihy, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Specialty:
  • Clinical Psychology
Education:
  • BA, Neuroscience, Vassar College
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
Postgraduate Training:
  • Clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Yale’s Child Study Center in the Autism track
  • Clinical rotations on Yale’s Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
  • Pediatric Emergency Department as member of inter-disciplinary team
Areas of Expertise:
  • Bilingual assessment and coordinated medical home approach to assessment and treatment of autism
  • Differential diagnosis of autism in children who also experienced trauma or co-morbid psychiatric diagnosis
  • Parent management training

Erin E. Sullivan, PhD

Erin E. Sullivan, PhD
Psychologist

Specialty:
  • Certified School Psychologist
Education:
  • BA, Women’s Studies, Connecticut College
  • MA, Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Postgraduate Training:
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology, University of Connecticut Health Center
Areas of Expertise:
  • Psychological evaluation of children and adolescents
  • Counseling of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nicholas Gelbar, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP

Nicholas Gelbar, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP
Clinical Psychologist

Specialty Certificattions:
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Education:
  • BS Social Studies Education, University of Connecticut
  • MA, Education, University of Connecticut
  • PhD, School Psychology, University of Connecticut
Postgraduate Training:
  • UCHC/USJ/HFSC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Academic Appointment:
  • Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center
Expertise:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Secondary Transition