Jacob Kraemer Tebes PhD

Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry; Director, The Consultation Center; Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center; Program Director, NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention

Biographical Info

Jacob Kraemer Tebes is Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of The Consultation Center. Dr. Tebes also serves as Chief Psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After completing a doctoral fellowship at Yale, he joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at The Consultation Center. His professional activities include research, service, teaching, and administration, much of it centered on issues related to equity and social justice. He consults to public agencies and community-based organizations on the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs and services, and on the use of evaluation data to inform practice and policy. His scholarship focuses on the promotion of resilience in at risk populations; the prevention of adolescent substance use; the integration of cultural approaches into practice, research, and policy; philosophy of science and its implications for community research methodology; and interdisciplinary team science. He also teaches or has taught postdoctoral and doctoral fellows in community and clinical psychology and in prevention science, on such topics as: prevention research methods, models of prevention, human diversity in clinical/community practice, clinical methods of child intervention, and professional development. In addition, he serves as the Program Director of a NIDA T32 postdoctoral research training program in substance abuse prevention, and on the leadership team of Yale education/training programs in interdisciplinary team science for faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

Education & Training

Georgetown University (1977)
SUNY at Buffalo (1984)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Contribution Award
    New Haven Head Start (1987)
  • Research Fellow
    Research Foundation of the State University of New York (1982)
  • Fellow
    Society for Community Research & Action (1999)
  • Senior Fellow
    Connecticut Health and Development Institute (2007)
  • Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Fellow
    American Psychological Association (1999)
  • Sidney J. Blatt Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Professional Practice
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2013)

Professional Service

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