Kyle Dean Pruett MD

Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center; Clin Prof Psychiatry & Sch of Nursing

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Research Interests

1. Developmental consequences of father involvement in child development. Longitudinal study - 10 yrs. (in progress) 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 700 families. International replication underway in Canada 5. Developmental effects of media exposure on young children


  • M.D., Tufts University , 1969

Selected Publication

  • Pruett, K., Shashank, J., Martin, A., (2010) Thinking About Prescribing; The Psychology of Psychopharmacology, The Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, ed. Martin, A, Scahill, L., Kratochvil C., Oxford University Press, London

Latest Honor and Recognition

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