Kyle Pruett MD

Yale University
Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry and Nursing

Dr. Kyle D. Pruett, Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry and Nursing, served as Director of Medical Studies at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center, where he recently received the Lifetime Distinguished Teaching award. As president of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and their Families, he headed America’s most prestigious multi-disciplinary resource and training center for infant/family professionals. Award-winning clinician, author and researcher, Dr. Pruett conducted the nation’s only longitudinal study of the developmental outcomes for children when raised by stay-at-home fathers. His writings include 100+ original scientific articles, the classic Nurturing Father, (American Health Book Award), Me, Myself and I: The Child’s Sense of Self,(Independent Book Publisher’s Award), and Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently. He serves on the PBS National Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of Sesame Workshop, and of the Performing Arts Medicine Board of Directors. He was chosen by Peter Jennings to co-host the Children’s Town Meeting on ABC News the Saturday after 9/11. With his wife Marsha Kline Pruett, he is co-investigator in the Collaborative Divorce Project to reduce the trauma of divorce in young children’s lives, and the prestigious 800 family, multi-site ,multi-racial abuse and neglect evidenced-based prevention study, ‘Supporting Fatherhood Involvement for California’s Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention, which is currently undergoing replication in Alberta, Canada and Harford, CT.


Early Brain & Biological Development 2011