Yale University

Derrick Gordon, Ph.D.

Roles:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University
  • Director, Research, Policy and Program on Male Development, The Consultation Center
  • Member, Community Research and Implementation Core, CIRA
Contact:
(203) 789-7645

Biography:

Derrick M. Gordon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and at The Consultation Center, Division of Prevention and Community Research. He is the Director of Research, Policy & Program on Male Development at The Consultation Center. Currently he serves as the clinical supervisor for the Connecticut State EVOLVE Program. Dr. Gordon is involved in the Greater New Haven Domestic Violence Task Force where he has held various leadership positions. He is the Director of Research for the Male Involvement Network which seeks to support low income, non-custodial fathers. Dr. Gordon is working with local and Connecticut State agencies to evaluate a prisoner reentry program designed to support men transitioning from incarceration back to the New Haven community. In addition to these initiatives, Dr. Gordon is working with numerous partners to address the unique needs of men often found on the "fringes" either in their communities and or with their families: He is working with the Department of Public Health to identify best practices in involving men in healthy relationship development and he seeks to identify factors that promote the early identification and treatment for men not usually served in traditional health (physical, behavioral, and spiritual) settings. Dr. Gordon's interests include risk and protective factors for adolescents identified as at risk, fatherhood contributions to child development, health promotion with men of color and the impact of violence on the development of children, the partners of the men, fathers, and families.