Clifford Beers is pleased to announce that Naomi Libby, MD, has been named as its new medical director.
Alice M. Forrester, PhD, CEO of Clifford Beers, said the addition of Dr. Libby will further the agency's commitment to integrated care in pursuit of improved health and wellness for all children and families.
"Dr. Libby will not just inform excellence in care delivery," said Dr. Forrester. "With an eye on system-level change, she will help us refine models of care that impact those we serve at Clifford Beers. As the agency grows, we know we will benefit greatly from her insight, experience and passion."
According to Dr. Libby, she was interested in joining Clifford Beers because of its emphasis on recognizing the need to address mental health as it relates to physical health, social determinants of health, and overall community health.
"As a psychiatrist, I practice medicine within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the equal importance of biological, psychological, and social determinants of health," she said. "I joined Clifford Beers because of its commitment to promoting mental wellness not only in individual children and families but in the Greater New Haven community at large."
Dr. Libby also cited the agency's position in the community as a draw.
"Clifford Beers has a well-earned reputation for innovation in systems of care, and I am privileged to be part of a team of dedicated people who are continuously striving to increase access to care for vulnerable populations," she said.
Dr. Naomi Libby will have her primary office at the agency's Marne Street Clinic location, 41 Marne Street, Hamden, CT. You can reach Dr. Lilbby at 203 772-1270.
About Naomi Libby, MD: Dr. Libby earned her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University (BS, 2005) and her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (MD, 2012). She was a general psychiatry resident and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Yale University School of Medicine (2017). She is board certified in general psychiatry (2017) and child and adolescent psychiatry (2018).