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Derrick M Gordon, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Research, Policy and Program on Male Development, The Consultation Center; Associate Professor on Term, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Derrick M Gordon, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    389 Whitney Ave.

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Derrick Gordon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Child Study Center and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Program on Male Development in the Division of Prevention and Community Research of the Department of Psychiatry, and is a Core scientist in the Community Research Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Dr. Gordon has considerable experience in intervention and prevention development having served as an investigator on several federal, NIH, and state funded projects and studies focused on those factors that either support or undermine men transitioning from prison back to the community; the engagement of low-income, non-custodial fathers; the identification and service of adolescent fathers committed to child protection services; and men mandated to batterer intervention groups in the community. His funding portfolio includes NIH, foundation, HHS, local government, and community-based programs. Dr. Gordon’s work with men has and continues to focus on increasing the health of men and their positive involvement in family and community life. In his mentorship role, pre- and post doctoral fellows get to explore with Dr. Gordon how issues like adolescent fatherhood, low income fatherhood status, transitioning from prison to the community, and men’s access and use of health care services impact their efforts to be healthy community members. Overall Dr. Gordon in his research seeks to identify those factors that enhance the access and use of preventive and indicated health care services by men on the “fringes.”

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of South Dakota (2000)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
  • MA
    University of South Dakota (1995)

Professional Service

Caribbean Journal of PsychologyEditor2018 - Present
American Journal of Men's HealthEditorial Board2016 - Present

Departments & Organizations