James Pierpont Comer MD

Maurice Falk Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

MOREChild Study Center: Comer School Development Program; Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy; NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Psychiatry

Research Interests

Child development; Education more...


  • B.A., Indiana University, 1956
  • M.D., Howard University, 1960
  • M.P.H., University of Michigan, 1964

Selected Publications

  • Comer, J.P. (2009) What I Learned in School: Reflections on Race, Child Development, and School Reform. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Comer, J.P.(2009) From There to Here. Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries who Changed American Education. Carl Glickman, editor. New York: Teachers College Press. 49-80.
  • Comer, J.P., Emmons, C (2009) Capturing Complexity: Evaluation of the Yale Child Study Center School Development Program. International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practices. Rollande Deslandes, editor. New York: Routledge (204-219).



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