Faculty & Staff
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Preservice Training at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Ph.D., Psychology, Rutgers University
Caroline Coffield, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Preservice Training at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.
She is Training Director of the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) Program and coordinates the Seminar on Family Centered Care and Developmental Disabilities, a required component of the pediatric clerkship for all third-year medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Coffield’s research interests include a variety of disability specific topics such as health disparities in diagnosis and access to care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, transition to adult healthcare, and impact of education and training about developmental disabilities on future healthcare providers. Dr. Coffield obtained her doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2010. She obtained her Master’s degree from Rutgers University in 2005 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Coffield served as Project Coordinator for the Children with Early Hearing Loss and Existing Comorbid Conditions in NJ project, which is focused on families with a child with hearing loss and other existing conditions. Dr. Coffield was an Interdisciplinary Trainee at The Boggs Center during the 2006-2007 academic year.