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Who We Are

Child psychiatrists in the San Francisco Bay area dedicated to helping schools maximize studentsí academic and social potential by optimizing their mental well being, strengthening connections between schools and outside providers, and enhancing the effectiveness of classroom environments.

About our Director

Stuart L. Lustig, M.D., M.P.H.Dr. Stuart Lustig, M.D., M.P.H. is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he served as Director of Child Psychiatry Training from 2005 to 2011. He is now a Lead Medical Director at Cigna Behavioral Health.

Dr. Lustig received his Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical College in 1996 and completed his adult and child psychiatric training at Stanford and Harvard hospitals. He is Board Certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. Since 2005, Dr. Lustig has consulted to schools in the Bay area communities of San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Monterey, Salinas, Concord, and Acalanes, and previously in the Massachusetts communities of Lowell, Lynnfield, Winchester, Marblehead, and Chelmsford. He has held appointments as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was awarded a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois and 1992, and has published widely in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Transcultural Psychiatry, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, General Hospital Psychiatry, World Health Forum, Public Health Reports, and several legal journals. He is the editor of the textbook Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals From Patients to Policies. In addition to school consultations, other current interests include the cross-cultural delivery of mental health care, child refugees, political asylum seekers and immigration judges, and advocacy strategies.


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