Carrie Coffield, PhD

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Pediatrics
335 George Street
Suite 3500
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-235-9329
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 09, 2020


Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Discipline(s): Human Development/Child Development
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
Research: Autism, Transition to Adult Health Care, Underserved Populations, Autism Screening, Family Support, Public Policy.
Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Siblings
Service: Integrating Systems of Care


Caroline Coffield, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Coffield is Director of Preservice Training at The Boggs Center. 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.