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Jack Tsai, PhD

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

Contact Information

Jack Tsai, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    950 Campbell Ave., 151D

    West Haven, CT, 06511

    United States

Jack Tsai
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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 Association2016 - 2017
Chair, Caucus on Homelessness, American Public Health Association2016 - Present
Lead, VA VISN 1 Initiative to Expand Education and ResearchChair2016 - 2018
Chair for Committees in Div. 18 and 56, American Psychological Association2015 - Present
Board Member, BAPPI, American Psychological Association2014 - 2017
Board of Directors, Taiwan Psychology Network2014 - 2017
Commissioner, New Haven Commission on Disabilities2013 - 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 PolicyEditorial Board2013 - Present

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