Dr. Deborah Padgett Coehlo, PhD, C-PNP, PMHS, CFLE is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist with a Doctoral Degree in Family Sciences and Human Development. A developmental and behavioral specialist, Dr. Coehlo is a Founder and Director of Juniper Pediatrics, a clinic modeled after John F. Kennedy’s multidisciplinary system of care.
Using a holistic, integrated care model, Juniper provides counseling, medication management and family therapy for children with ASD, ADHD and other childhood mental health disorders. Dr. Coehlo completed her Masters in Nursing with a specialty in parent-child nursing. She spent 10 years working at the Child Development Center at the University of Washington in the Genetics Clinic and Multidisciplinary Clinic.
In 1999, she completed her Doctorate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. She has continued to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has pursued research in the area of social networking, transition to out of home care for families, and child development.
Dr. Coehlo is a co-editor for the 4th and 5th edition of Family Health Nursing (F.A. Davis, 2010/2013) and has published several journal articles in the areas of families choosing residential care, families in transition, family health nursing, and care of children with special health care needs.