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


Jeannette R. Ickovics is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and of Psychology at Yale University. She was the Founding Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health (2000-2012). Dr. Ickovics is Director of CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement -- committed to bringing "evidence to action" to improve health. She is also Deputy Director for the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, where she has served as Director of Training since 1999.

Dr. Ickovics’ research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence individual and community health. She uses this lens to examine challenges faced by those often marginalized by the health care system and by society. Dr. Ickovics is an expert on women’s health and community health with a focus on large-scale prevention interventions. Her community-engaged research -- funded by more than $20 million dollars in grants from NIH, CDC and private foundations -- is characterized by methodological rigor and cultural sensitivity. She is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.


  • Ph.D., George Washington University , 1989

Selected Publication

  • 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)

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Yale/Seton Elm and Ivy Award(2001)
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