Jeannette Ickovics

Social Sciences (Public Health and Psychology)

Dean of Faculty
Visiting Professor


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Professor Jeannette R Ickovics is the Dean of Faculty at Yale-NUS College and a Professor of Social Sciences. She has been affiliated with Yale University since 1989 as a post-doctoral fellow, and prior to her secondment to Yale-NUS College served as the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health and Professor of Psychology at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University.

Dean Ickovics is a dedicated teacher, mentor and scholar. Her research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioural, social and psychological factors that influence individual and community health. She uses this lens to examine challenges faced by those often marginalised by the health care system and by society. She has expertise in running large, scientifically rigorous clinical trials in community settings. Her community-based 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 characterised by methodological rigour and cultural sensitivity. Dean Ickovics is the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently the 2018 Strickland-Daniel Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association, and is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications.