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
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.
- Prenatal Care and HIV Prevention
The long-term objective of this study is to reduce risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during and after pregnancy among adolescents.
Education & Training
- George Washington University (1989)
- American Psychological Association
Honors & Recognition
- Yale/Seton Elm and Ivy Award
- Honorary Degree Recipient, Doctor of Science, 2012
Muhlenberg College (2012)
- American Psychological Association, Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest
- American Psychological Association, Committee on Women in Psychology, Distinguished Emerging Leader Award