Jeannette R Ickovics PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology; Director, Community Alliance for Research & Engagement (CARE); Deputy Director and Director of Training, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences | Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Connecticut Women's Health Project | Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE)

Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

Research Interests

Teen pregnancy and STI risk; Chronic disease prevention; Community engaged research; Interventions; Randomized controlled trials more...


  • Ph.D., George Washington University, 1989

Selected Publications

  • Ickovics JR, Carroll-Scott A, Gilstad-Hayden K, Peters S, McCaslin C. Health and Academic Achievement: Cumulative Effects of Health Promoting Factors on Standardized Test Scores among Urban Youth in the United States. Journal of School Health. (In press)
  • Kallem S, Carroll-Scott A, Rosenberg L, Chen E, Peters SM, McCaslin C, Ickovics JR. "Shift-and-Persist”: A Protective Factor for Elevated BMI among Low Socioeconomic Status Children," Obesity. (In press.)
  • Santilli AC, Carroll-Scott, A, Wong F, and Ickovics JR. Urban youth go 3,000 miles: Engaging and supporting young residents to conduct neighborhood asset mapping. American Journal of Public Health. 2011;101:2207-2210.



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