Jeannette Ickovics

Jeannette R. Ickovics is the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She was the Dean of Faculty at Yale-NUS College in Singapore from 2018-2021, and a visiting professor there the previous academic year.  Professor Ickovics was Founding Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. She was Founding Director of CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement, Principal Investigator of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and Deputy Director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS where she also served as Director of an NIH training program for numerous pre- and post- doctoral scholars.

Professor Ickovics is a dedicated teacher, mentor and scholar. Her research investigators the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence individual and community health. She has worked in the areas of maternal-child health, mental health, and multi-sector approaches to chronic disease prevention. Dedicated to social justice, equity, inclusion and diversity, she uses this lens to examine challenges faced by those often marginalized by the healthcare system and by society.  She has expertise running large scientifically-rigorous trials in multi-site community and clinical settings. Her community-engaged and clinical translational research – funded with more than US$40 million in grants from the US National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private foundations – is characterized by methodological rigor and cultural sensitivity. She is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Jeannette Ickovics is recipient of honors and awards, including recent election as a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and the Strickland-Daniel Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association.