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Jessica Hoffmann, PhD

Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

Jessica Hoffmann, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

    340 Edwards Street

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Jessica Hoffmann, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence where she currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Initiatives.

Jessica received her B.A. in psychology and sociology from Brandeis University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Jessica specializes in working within school settings to develop approaches and programming (RULER and inspirED) aimed at enhancing children’s creativity, promoting positive school climates, and enhancing mental health. Her current research focuses on the efficacy of RULER and inspirED for secondary schools, including the impact of emotion skills instruction on school climate, creative problem solving, and emotion regulation ability.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (2016)
  • PhD
    Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2013)
  • Psychology Intern
    The Village for Families and Children (2013)
  • MA
    Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2010)
  • BA
    Brandeis University, Psychology & Sociology (2006)


  • RULER for High Schools in Mexico
    Guadalajara, Mexico; Monterrey, Mexico 2016
    A project to bring RULER to the Prepa Tec network of schools across Mexico.

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