Kyle Dean Pruett MD

Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Research Interests

1. Developmental consequences of father involvement in child development. Longitudinal study - 10 yrs. 2. Development of creativity in children 3. Effects of Divorce Process on Families with Young Children 4. Reducing child neglect, abandonment and abuse by engaging at-risk fathers early in the lives of their children; randomized clinical trial of 900+ families. International replication underway in Canada (Alberta) and London(UK) 5. Developmental effects of media exposure on young children more...


  • M.D., Tufts University, 1969

Selected Publications

  • Panter-Brick C., Burgess A., Eggerman M., McAllister F., Pruett K., Leckman J., (2014) A game change in Parenting Interventions: A Systematic Review of the Global Evidence Base with Recommendations on Father Engagement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Cowan, P. A., Cowan, C. P., Pruett, M. K., Pruett, K., & Gillette, P. (2014). Evaluating a Couples Group to Enhance Father Involvement in Low-Income Families Using a Benchmark Comparison. Family Relations, 63(3), 356-370.
  • Pruett, K., Shashank, J., Martin, A., (2010) Thinking About Prescribing; The Psychology of Psychopharmacology, The Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, ed. Martin, A, Scahill, L., Kratochvil C., Oxford University Press, London



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