Michael Ben-Avie, Ph.D. is an academic psychologist with postdoctoral work at the Yale Child Study Center. In 2005, he was accepted for inclusion in the U.S. federal government’s Registry of Outcome Evaluators.
As Principal Investigator and Co-P.I., Dr. Ben-Avie has conducted numerous government-sponsored research studies, including outcome evaluations of grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; U.S. Department of Education; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services; and a collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice.
He served as the data analyst for Connecticut General Assembly Special Act 08-5: An Act Concerning the Teaching of Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (2008-2009). Also, he was the data analyst for Connecticut General Assembly PA 05-280: New State Department of Aging Study Group (2007).
Dr. Ben-Avie is a nationally-recognized expert on public education as co-editor of six books on educational change and youth development with James. P. Comer, M.D., Associate Dean of the Yale School of Medicine. As an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center’s School Development Program, he conducted national, large-scale assessment activities over the course of 10 years including the design of research studies, the design of assessment systems, data collection, and management, statistical analyses, and data interpretation workshops. He was the co-coordinator of the Yale SDP Symposium on Linking Brain Research and Child Development.