Stuart Lustig

National Medical Executive for Behavioral Health


Dr. Lustig is currently 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 leads on ongoing effort at Cigna to disseminate health services research via peer reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences in order to enhance the company’s credibility with clients, provider groups and customers. These efforts have recently yielded several peer-reviewed publications. Cigna recognized the teams led by Dr. Lustig that contributed to these initiatives with Cigna's prestigious Quarterly Champion Award. Dr. Stuart L Lustig has worked with numerous humanitarian organizations for twenty years as an expert witness in dozens of asylum cases adjudicated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Asylum Offices, and U.S. Department of Justice Immigration Courts with a focus on the assessment of torture, trauma and associated psychiatric consequences. He has also provided expert testimony on civil matters related to political asylum. He has published in 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.


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