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Jack Tsai

Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry; Research Director, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans; Director, Yale Division of Mental Health Services and Treatment Outcomes Research

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Jack Tsai

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    950 Campbell Ave., 151D

    West Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Dr. Tsai currently serves as Campus Dean and Professor of Public Health at UTHealth, and Research Director for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans. He was full-time faculty at Yale School of Medicine for a decade where he was Director of the Division of Mental Health Services Research, and now serves as Adjunct Faculty remaining active on Yale projects. He has received federally funded grants and published over 200 peer-reviewed articles on topics related to homelessness, severe mental illness, trauma, and health disparities. He is active in the American Psychological Association and the American Public Health Association being in elected leadership positions. He has been a grant reviewer for the VA, PCORI, Social Security Administration, and several foundations. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for npj Mental Health Research and the Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness. He is involved in teaching and mentoring trainees at VA, Yale, UTHealth, and other universities.

Professional Service

Chair, Caucus on Homelessness, American Public Health AssociationChair2016 - 2019
Chair, Committee on Health Equity, American Public Health AssociationMember2016 - 2017
Lead, VA VISN 1 Initiative to Expand Education and ResearchChair2016 - 2018
Chair for Committees in Div. 18 and 56, American Psychological AssociationMember2015 - Present
Board Member, BAPPI, American Psychological AssociationMember2014 - 2017
Board of Directors, Taiwan Psychology NetworkMember2014 - 2017
Commissioner, New Haven Commission on DisabilitiesMember2013 - 2020
Editorial Boards for: Psychological Services; Psychological Injury and Law; Housing, Care, and Support; International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare; Advances in Dual Diagnosis; Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and PolicyEditorial Board2013 - Present

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