Dr. DeJong trained in pediatrics and General Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA, and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. She has worked in an outpatient community hospital setting providing consultations and medication management to patients referred from pediatricians, as well as inpatient child psychiatry consultation and private practice. In addition, she served as co-Investigator with Dr. Jean Frazier on an NIMH-funded multi-site research project in the treatment of early-onset psychosis, and has written about the use of antipsychotic medications in children.
In the fall of 2004, Dr. DeJong assumed the position of Associate Training Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and became Training Director in July, 2013. Current academic interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, e-professionalism and integrating technology into clinical practice, ethics in child psychiatry, and psychiatric education. She is the author of Blogs and Tweets, Texting and Friending: Social Media and the Internet in Health Care published by Elsevier in 2014. She serves on the Steering Committee and the Executive Council of the American Association of Directors of
Psychiatry Training (AADPRT). She will serve as AADPRT President effective 2017. She currently also serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She participated in the 2014 ACGME Subspecialty Milestones Taskforce to develop Milestones for Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and as Editor of the Child Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination (PRITE).,
Dr. Robinson completed his general psychiatry residency training at Columbia University – New York State Psychiatric Institute, and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Cambridge Health Alliance. He has worked in primary care-mental health integration, providing psychiatric consultation to primary care providers for children and adults, has provided consultation to the Department of Mental Health (DMH) around issues of developmental disorders, and works in private practice. Dr. Robinson’s current academic interests include autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, primary care-mental health integration, healthcare reform, systems of care, and education. He was a past PRITE Fellow, and is currently in his final year of the Kraft Center for Community Health Practitioner Program, in which he is studying healthcare utilization patterns for children with autism. Dr. Robinson is a Team Leader on the Thursday Child Evaluation Team, has supervised and taught adult psychiatry residents in psychotherapy and acute child assessment, and has taught the fellows on topics of autism and healthcare reform. He assumed the role of Associate Training Director in July of 2016.
Roopali Bhargava graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology. She joined CHA in December 2012 bringing with her many years experience in program/project management and administration. Roopali’s recent positions include Global Operations Manager at an international nonprofit educational organization, Regional Program Director for Earthwatch Institute and Event Manager at the New England Aquarium. In addition to being the Coordinator for the training program she is also the administrative coordinator for the Child Psychiatry Division leadership team at Cambridge Health Alliance.