James P. Comer

Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center. Yale medical faculty member since 1968. Founder and Director of the Child Study Center's Comer School of Development Project and Associate Dean of the Yale Medical School. Founder of the Comer School Development Program that promotes the collaboration of parents, educators, and community to improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for children that, in turn, helps them achieve greater school success. His teamwork concept is improving the educational environment in over 500 U.S. schools.