MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Cohort Three Fellow
Professor, School of Medicine, Yale University
Executive Director, Children's Trust Fund
Current Institutional Affiliation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Pediatric Resident
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Barbara Chaiyachati works to bridge the gap between the medical diagnosis and treatment of child maltreatment and the biologic underpinnings of the long-term health sequelae from exposure to maltreatment. Dr. Chaiyachai completed her PhD in Cellular Biology, combining training from immunology and genetics to complete a thesis on basic mechanisms of epigenetics in the immune system. Dr. Chaiyachati then completed her Doris Duke fellowship studying a statewide home visiting program to assess its ability to prevent child abuse. Dr. Chaiyachati now is building her clinical expertise as a Fellow in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, aiming to conduct translational research assessing the epigenetic and immunologic consequences of child abuse.