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Joy S. Kaufman, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Director, The Consultation Center, Psychiatry



Joy S. Kaufman, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale School of Medicine and Deputy Director at the Yale Consultation Center where she also directs the areas of Program and Service System Evaluation and Evaluation Research. Trained as a Clinical and Community Psychologist, Dr. Kaufman conducts large-scale, multi-level evaluations of health service delivery systems, provides consultation to governmental and community organizations regarding these evaluations, and carries out related research. These evaluations take place in under-resourced communities; involve close partnerships with state and municipal governments, community organizations, and other public stakeholders; and generate data that informs program and policy development. A unique feature of her work is the training of public stakeholders to evaluate the services they receive or to utilize data so that they can provide rigorous and systematic feedback to improve services and participate in decision-making about their community. Dr. Kaufman's research interests include the identification of contextual factors that impact outcomes for individuals with emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University, Clinical and Community Psychology (1994)
  • PhD
    Depaul University (1993)
  • Doctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1993)
  • MA
    Depaul University (1990)
  • BA
    Assumption College (1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Psychological Association2016
FellowSociety for Community Research and Action2016
Evaluation Use TIG Exemplary EvaluationAmerican Evaluation Association2015
Honoring Excellence In Evaluation Operations, Gold MedalSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration2011
Honoring Excellence in Evaluation Dissemination, Gold MedalSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration2011

Professional Service

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)Scientific Reviewer, Improving Healthcare Systems2018 - Present
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Reviewer, Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion2018 - Present
American Journal of Community PsychologyEditorial Board2010 - Present

Departments & Organizations