Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.
, is a Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, and a founding member of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC). He is a prominent author, international lecturer, media personality and pioneering researcher, conducting the country’s only long-term study of the impact on children of primary caretaking fathers. Author of several award-winning books, he has also been a columnist for Good Housekeeping and Child magazines. He hosted his own Lifetime Television series, Your Child Six to Twelve with Dr. Kyle Pruett, and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey to host her award-winning video, Begin With Love, and by Peter Jennings to appear with him on the Children’s Town Meetings after 9-11.
Dr. Pruett appears frequently in the New York Times, on National Public Radio and Television, Good Morning America, CBS News. and the Today Show. He has hosted award-winning DVDs for the National Fatherhood Initiative, Reading is Fundamental, I Am Your Child Foundation, and the Goddard Schools. An acclaimed speaker and teacher, he has addressed the National Press Club, educated judges, lawyers, business leaders and physicians in many states, and advised dozens of legislators at the state and federal level. He consulted with Vice President Al Gore on several of the White House ‘Family Reunions’, is past-president of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and their Families
, and a past member of the Sesame Workshop Board of Directors. Dr. Pruett is featured in the award-winning Zero to Three Podcast series ‘Little Kids, Big Questions’
Educated in public schools, Yale and Tufts Universities, he is an internationally known expert and forensic consultant on child, parental and family development, paternal involvement, children’s mental health, creativity, and the effects of media, trauma, and divorce on children. He maintains a practice in infant, child and family psychiatry. He was Visiting Professor at University of Calgary, Alberta in 2012. Dr. Pruett is a member of the Yale Global Health Initiative, and of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium with recent presentations in Istanbul, Marrakech, Florence, and the UN/UNICEF in New York and a consultant to the Salama bint Hamdan Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE. A member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, Dr. Pruett is also a gifted musician and regularly performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio and vocal chamber music. He is father to three daughters and one son, grandfather of four, and is married to Dr. Marsha Kline Pruett, the Maconda Brown Professor of Psychology and Social Work at Smith College.