MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Cohort Three Fellow

Academic Mentor
John Leventhal
Professor, School of Medicine, Yale University

Policy Mentor
Karen Foley-Schain
Executive Director, Children's Trust Fund

Current Institutional Affiliation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Pediatric Resident

Areas of Expertise

Forensic Medical EvaluationHome Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Biologic Analysis


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.