Celia Neavel, MD, FSAHM, FAAFP

Director, Center for Adolescent Health and GOALS Program, People’s Community Clinic, Austin, Texas

Dr. Neavel earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. She also completed a fellowship at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio. She is board certified in family medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Adolescent Medicine, as well as fellowship training in both adolescent medicine and developmental disorders. Dr. Neavel supervises and teaches a variety of health care professionals within her own teams, as well residents and predoctoral psychology students. She founded—and continues to direct—the Center for Adolescent Health and the GOALS Program at People's Community Clinic, a nonprofit federally qualified health center (FQHC). The Center for Adolescent Health provides primary, behavioral, and reproductive care at a main clinic site, with additional sites embedded in youth‑serving community agencies. The GOALS Program is a developmental, behavioral, and primary care program for individuals ages 4‑19. Dr. Neavel also has a long history of working with other community organizations. She is on the Texas Health Steps Advisory Council and is a Travis County Medical Society delegate to the Texas Medical Association. The recipient of numerous awards, she was named one of Austin’s top adolescent medicine physicians for 2017 and 2018 in Austin Monthly. Dr. Neavel has given national, state, and local presentations on integrated behavioral health, adolescent wellness care, and reproductive health. She currently collaborates with University of Texas faculty on research on integrated behavioral health.