James P. Comer, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center, received the 2014 Sidney Berman Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
“I am greatly honored to be selected for this award,” said Professor Comer. “Applying the principles of child and adolescent development to education, prevention, and the promotion of good mental health has been the central work of my career; and a source of great satisfaction. It is wonderful to be honored for what I enjoy doing so much.”
Dr. Comer joined the Yale University faculty in 1968. He is the author of nine books including Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World (Yale University Press, 2004).
Professor Comer is a graduate of Indiana University and the Howard University College of Medicine. He also holds a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan.