Jack Tsai, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Mental Health Services | Psychology Section | Tsai Lab

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Tsai has dual appointments with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office and Yale University School of Medicine. He serves as Research Director for the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans and is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale where he is also Director of the Division of Mental Health Services Research. Dr. Tsai has served on the Yale faculty since 2010. He has received federally funded grants and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on topics related to homelessness, severe mental illness, trauma, and health disparities. He has been a grant reviewer for the VA, PCORI, Social Security Administration, and several foundations. He holds leadership positions in the American Psychological Association and the American Public Health Association, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. He teaches and supervises interns, residents, and fellows in the VA, Yale, and surrounding universities. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, climbing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, basketball, and international travel.

Education & Training

PhD Purdue University (2009)
MS Purdue University (2007)
BA Pitzer College (2003)
NIH NRSA Fellowship Yale University

Professional Service

  • Chair, Committee on Health Equity, American Public Health Association (2016 - 2017)

  • Chair, Caucus on Homelessness, American Public Health Association (2016 - Present)

  • Lead, VA VISN 1 Initiative to Expand Education and Research (2016 - Present)

  • Chair for Committees in Div. 18 and 56, American Psychological Association (2015 - Present)

  • Board Member, BAPPI, American Psychological Association (2014 - 2017)

  • Board of Directors, Taiwan Psychology Network (2014 - 2017)

  • Commissioner, New Haven Commission on Disabilities (2013 - Present)

  • 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 Policy (2013 - Present) Editorial Board

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