Kyle Dean Pruett MD

Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Research Interests

1. Developmental consequences of father involvement in child development. Longitudinal study - 10 yrs. 2. Development of creativity in children 3. Effects of Divorce Process on Families with Young Children 4. Reducing child neglect, abandonment and abuse by engaging at-risk fathers early in the lives of their children; randomized clinical trial of 900+ families. International replication underway in Canada (Alberta) and London(UK) 5. Developmental effects of media exposure on young children


  • M.D., Tufts University , 1969

Selected Publication

  • Panter-Brick C., Burgess A., Eggerman M., McAllister F., Pruett K., Leckman J., (2014) A game change in Parenting Interventions: A Systematic Review of the Global Evidence Base with Recommendations on Father Engagement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Lifetime Teaching Award(2008) , Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center
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