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; Director of Psychology Training at The Consultation Center; Deputy Director for Operations, The Consultation Center

Biographical Info

Joy S. Kaufman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section) at Yale University School of Medicine, Director of Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center and Director of Evaluation Research in Yale's Division of Prevention and Community Research. Trained as a clinical and community psychologist, Dr. Kaufman has 20 years experience conducting program evaluations, needs assessments, and evaluations of service delivery systems. She has provided consultation and technical assistance to state departments on issues such as the development of performance indicators, training and technical assistance plans to enable community-based organizations to implement mandated reporting requirements, and utilizing data to inform program and policy development. In addition to her research on evaluation methodology Dr. Kaufman's interests include the identification of risk and protective factors for children exposed to violence and at risk for severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.


Education & Training

B.A.
Assumption College (1985)
M.A.
Depaul University (1990)
Ph.D. Clin
Depaul University (1993)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University, Clinical and Community Psychology, Department of Psychiatry 
Predoctoral Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry  (1992 - 1993)

Honors & Recognition

  • Honoring Excellence In Evaluation Operations, Gold Medal
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011)
  • Honoring Excellence in Evaluation Dissemination, Gold Medal
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011)

Professional Service

  • Member, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Thier Families Program (2008)
  • Member, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (2008 - 2009)
  • Member, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (2008)
  • Editor, Society of Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (2003 - 2006)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma and Treatment (09/01/2011 - 8/31/2017)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Community Psychology (09/01/2010 - 8/31/2016)
  • Member, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (06/01/2012 - 07/30/2014)
  • Member, HRSA (05/31/2013 - 07/30/2014)

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