Joy Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center; Director of Evaluation Research, Division of Prevention and Community Research; Deputy Director, The Consultation Center, Psychiatry

Contact Information

Joy Kaufman, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    The Consultation Center, 389 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT, 06511-

    United States

Joy Kaufman
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Appointments

Biography

Joy S. Kaufman, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale School of Medicine and Director of Program and Service System Evaluation and Evaluation Research at the Yale Consultation Center. 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

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

Activities

  • Evaluation Consultation to Joy, Inc.
    Lagos, Nigeria 2017
    Providing evaluation consultation to Joy, Inc. in the effort to provide positive psychology training to adolescents and young adults in Nigeria.
  • Evaluation of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative
    Greenville, United States; Concord, United States; Cleveland, United States; Battle Creek, United States; Nashville, United States; Rockford, United States (2014-2020)
    National evaluation of programs to reduce the rate of domestic violence related homicide including the factors that facilitate implementation of these programs and the outcomes of the programs.
  • Evaluation of the Connecticut Network of Care - CONNECT
    Hartford, United States (2013-2018)
    Our team is evaluating the state-wide effort to reorganize the network of care for children and youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties and their families.

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

OrganizationRoleDate
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
Cooperation for National and Community ServicesScientific Reviewer, Community Conversations Research2018 - Present
Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of American Psychological AssociationChair of Task force on Accreditation of Community Psychology Programs2016 - Present
American Journal of Community PsychologyEditorial Board2010 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineHuman Investigations Committee2008 - 2012
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Thier Families ProgramExpert Panel on System of Care Readiness2008 - 2014
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families ProgramServices Evaluation Committee2008 - 2014
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families ProgramContinuous Quality Improvement Advisory Committee2008 - 2009
Society of Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological AssociationEditor, The Community Psychologist2003 - 2006
Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Mental Health CenterCredentials Committee2001 - 2012

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