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

Departments & Organizations

Junior Faculty Training Program

School of Public Health

Child Study Center

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Prevention and Community Research, Division of | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program | Psychology Section | Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of


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 research focuses on the promotion of resilience in at risk populations, including the prevention of substance use among adolescents; the integration of cultural approaches into practice, research, and policy; prevention and community research methodology; and interdisciplinary team science. He also teaches or has taught doctoral and postdoctoral fellows community and clinical psychology and in prevention science, on such topics as: prevention research methods, models of prevention, human diversity in clinical/community practice, and clinical methods of child intervention. In addition, he serves as the Program Director of a NIDA T32 postdoctoral training program in substance abuse prevention research, and on the leadership team of Yale education/training programs in interdisciplinary team science for faculty and postdoctoral fellows.


  • B.S., Georgetown University , 1977
  • Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo , 1984

Selected Publication

  • Tebes, J. K., Thai, N. D., & Matlin, S. L. Twenty-first century science as a relational process: From Eureka! to team science and a place for community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 2014.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Research Fellow(1982) , Research Foundation of the State University of New York