Dr. Michael Ben-Avie is an academic psychologist with postdoctoral work in child neuropsychiatric disorders and research at the Yale Child Study Center. He is a nationally-recognized expert on public education as co-editor of six books on educational change and youth development with James. P. Comer, M.D., Associate Dean of the Yale School of Medicine, as well as an acclaimed researcher, teacher, and statistician.
Dr. Ben-Avie has conducted numerous government-sponsored research studies, including outcome evaluations of grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; U.S. Department of Education; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services; and a collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice.
As an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center’s School Development Program, he conducted national, large-scale assessment activities over the course of 10 years including the design of research studies, the design of assessment systems, data collection, and management, statistical analyses, and data interpretation workshops.