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Shay-Lee Perez, PsyD

Technical Assistance Manager

Shay-Lee Perez, PsyD, is a Spanish-speaking licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Technical Assistance Manager for the UCSF Center for Advancing Dyadic Care in Pediatrics. Dr. Perez brings more than twenty years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with young children and their families across a variety of settings including pediatric primary care, counseling centers, churches, and Early Childhood systems. She is passionate about helping all families of young children gain access to culturally responsive, and trauma-informed preventive behavioral health care.

Prior to her work with UCSF, Dr. Perez supported the implementation of pediatric primary care integrated behavioral health programs, first by providing direct service to families in New York City and then providing support to sites nationally through ZERO TO THREE. Dr. Perez has dedicated her career to understanding the lasting impacts of trauma and toxic stress on young children and their families and exploring ways systems can contribute to supporting resilience in families. Some of her clinical interests include integrated pediatric primary care, health equity, cross-cultural parenting approaches, spirituality, trauma informed care, and training/workforce capacity in the early childhood workforce.