Dr. Jeannette Ickovics, professor of epidemiology and of psychology and director of the Community Alliance for Research & Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health was awarded the C-E.A. Winslow Award by the Connecticut Public Health Association in May.
The award is named for Charles-Edward A. Winslow, one of the most important figures in the history of public health and founder of the public health program at Yale. It recognizes a public health professional that has demonstrated leadership and achievement in practice, research and/or education.
Dr. Ickovics was the founding director of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health (2000-2012). Dr. Ickovics is the director of the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), a program focused on health impact in New Haven, Conn. She is also deputy director for the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, where she served as director of training since its inception from 1999-2014.
Dr. Ickovics’ research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence individual and community health. She uses this lens to examine challenges faced by those often marginalized by the health care system and by society. Dr. Ickovics is an expert on maternal and child health and community health with a focus on large-scale prevention interventions. Her community-engaged research — funded by more than $25 million dollars in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private foundations — is characterized by methodological rigor and cultural sensitivity. She is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, and recipient of numerous awards for her research and community engagement.