VISN 1 MIRECC Staff: Jack Tsai, Ph.D.
Jack Tsai, Ph.D.
Dr. Jack Tsai received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University and completed a NIMH Fellowship at Yale University. He is a Core Investigator for the VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Co-Director of the Yale Division of Mental Health Services Research, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also an Affiliated Investigator with the National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans and has received two consecutive VA Career Development Awards. Dr. Tsai’s work centers on health services for those who are homeless and/or mentally ill. He is currently engaged in three areas of research. The first area is evaluating programs for Veterans who are homeless and/or have severe mental illnesses. He is actively involved in introducing novel interventions for these populations, including money management and legal services. The second area is defining the symptom structure for posttraumatic stress disorder and understanding important psychosocial correlates. The third area is exploring the use of technology to improve mental health services, and he has surveyed technology use among various disadvantaged populations, and has been testing a computerized therapy package. Besides these research activities, Dr. Tsai is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. He serves on a Board for the American Psychological Association and is Chair of the Caucus on Homelessness for the American Public Health Association.