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Gordon, Derrick, M, Ph.D.
Area: Program on Male Development
Derrick M. Gordon, Ph.D., is the Director of the Program on Male Development at The Consultation Center and is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the Coordinator of the Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Fellowship program at The Consultation Center.
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, including substance use/abuse, 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. He is currently a co-investigator and a minority supplement recipient on an NIH funded project that examines the STI risk of heterosexual young men to their pregnant female partners. As part of his supplement, Dr. Gordon is interested in understanding how the young men use preventive health care services and the factors that either facilitate or inhibit their access. 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 postdoctoral fellows get to explore with Dr. Gordon how issues like substance use and abuse impact men and their efforts to be healthy community members and how these factors play a role in their access and use of preventive and indicated health care services.