PBGH Symposium 2018

Stuart L. Lustig

Stuart L. Lustig

Dr. Stuart L. Lustig is the National Medical Executive for Behavioral Health at Cigna.  A board-certified child psychiatrist, he previously served as Lead Medical Director for child and adolescent care for Cigna’s behavioral health business.  He has led an effort at Cigna to disseminate our company’s health services research via peer reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences in order to enhance Cigna’s credibility with clients, provider groups and customers. These efforts have recently yielded numerous peer-reviewed publications.  Cigna recognized the teams led by Dr. Lustig that contributed to these initiatives with Cigna’s prestigious Quarterly Champion Award.

Prior to coming to Cigna in 2011, Dr. Lustig served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program.  He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical College and completed his psychiatric training at Stanford and Harvard hospitals.  He also has a Master in Public Health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.  Dr. Lustig is the Director of School Psychiatrists (www.schoolpsychiatrists.com) and has provided consultations to schools in the San Francisco and Boston areas.  He has published in numerous journals on topics such as refugee mental health, the use of forensic testimony in the political asylum process, stress and burnout among U.S. immigration judges and the managed care peer-review process. Dr. Lustig is the editor of the textbook, Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals: From Patients to Policies.