PhD, State University of New York
AB, Smith College
Anne Pidano earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Smith College and, after her academic training at the University at Albany (SUNY), completed an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia Hospital. As a newly minted PhD, she worked at Convalescent Hospital (now Crestwood Children’s Center) in Rochester, NY. From there she moved on to spend five years at Genesee Valley Group Health as a staff psychologist and Chief of Service for Mental Health. Her experience at GVGH initiated a long-term interest in collaboration among mental health and medical professionals. Upon returning to New England she was employed at the Village for Families and Children in Hartford, first as Program Director and Vice President of Child Guidance Services and then as Director of Psychology Internship Training. She is licensed as a psychologist in Connecticut and spent many years supervising both interns and staff at the Village. Professor Pidano began her career at the University of Hartford as an adjunct instructor and joined the full-time faculty in 2005. She is currently Professor of Psychology and a core faculty member in the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology’s doctoral program in clinical psychology. Her research focuses on the role of pediatric primary care providers in identifying and managing mental health disorders in children, as well as issues related to integrated care and inter-professional collaboration.