Joy S. 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 for Operations, The Consultation Center

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center: The Consultation Center: YaleEval | Psychology Section

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

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

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican Psychological Association (2016)

  • FellowSociety for Community Research and Action (2016)

  • Evaluation Use TIG Exemplary EvaluationAmerican Evaluation Association (2015)

  • Honoring Excellence In Evaluation Operations, Gold MedalSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011)

  • Honoring Excellence in Evaluation Dissemination, Gold MedalSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011)

Professional Service

  • HRSA (2013 - 2014) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Review Committee

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (2012 - 2014) High Risk Youth Mentoring Research Review Committee

  • Journal of Trauma and Treatment (2011 - Present) Editorial Board

  • American Journal of Community Psychology (2010 - Present) Editorial Board

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2008 - 2012) Human Investigations Committee

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Thier Families Program (2008 - 2014) Expert Panel on System of Care Readiness

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (2008 - 2014) Services Evaluation Committee

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (2008 - 2009) Continuous Quality Improvement Advisory Committee

  • Society of Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (2003 - 2006) Editor, The Community Psychologist

  • Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Mental Health Center (2001 - 2012) Credentials Committee

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.

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Contact Info

Joy S. Kaufman, PhD
Mailing Address
PsychiatryThe Consultation Center
389 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511-