Research & Publications
Cindy A. Crusto, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale University School of Medicine, is Associate Dean for Gender Equity and Director of the Office for Women in Medicine and Science and the Director of Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center.
Dr. Crusto has more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating preventive interventions in schools and community agencies. She also has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to schools and to community-based organizations on the evaluation of prevention programs. She is interested in culturally relevant interventions for children from racial/ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds and in school-based behavioral health services. Dr. Crusto's research examines the impact of family violence on children and the ecological influences on child and family well-being, and includes rigorous evaluations of community-based initiatives involving substance use and violence prevention, and the promotion of school readiness.
Dr. Crusto earned a B.A. in psychology from Vassar College, an M.A. in clinical-community psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in clinical-community psychology at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Education & Training
- Postdoctoral AssociateYale University School of Medicine (2001)
- PhDUniversity of South Carolina (2000)
- Pre-doctoral FellowYale University School of Medicine (2000)
- MAUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte (1996)
- BAVassar College, psychology (1991)
- Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS/University of Pretoria South AfricaMiddelburg, South Africa (2010-2012)Situational Analysis
Honors & Recognition
|Fellow||American Psychological Association, Society for Community Research and Actin (Division 27)||2019|
|Recognition Award||Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group, American Evaluation Assoociation||2014|
|American Evaluation Association||American Evaluation Association Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group||2012 - 2014|
|Yale School of Medicine||Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion||2011 - 2014|
|American Evaluation Association||Task Force on Cultural Competence in Evaluation, Diversity Committee||2005 - 2011|