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Joy S. Kaufman, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, The Consultation Center, Psychiatry; Director, YaleEval, Psychiatry

Contact Information

Joy S. Kaufman, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    The Consultation Center, 389 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06511-

    United States



Joy S. Kaufman, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Yale Consultation Center and of YaleEVAL. 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

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University, Clinical and Community Psychology (1994)
  • PhD
    Depaul University (1993)
  • Doctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1993)
  • MA
    Depaul University (1990)
  • BA
    Assumption College (1985)


  • Evaluation Consultation to Joy, Inc.
    Lagos, LA, Nigeria (2017-2019)
    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, NC, United States; Concord, CA, United States; Cleveland, OH, United States; Battle Creek, MI, United States; Nashville, TN, United States; Rockford, IL, United States (2014-2021)
    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, CT, United States (2013-2021)
    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

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)Scientific Reviewer, Improving Healthcare Systems2018 - Present
Society for Community Research and ActionFellow2018 - Present
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Reviewer, Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion2018 - Present
American Journal of Community PsychologyEditorial Board2010 - Present

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