James P. Comer, MD
James P. Comer, M.D. is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He is known globally for his creation of the Comer School Development Program; the forerunner of most modern school reform efforts. He is the author of ten books, including most recently, “What I Learned in School: Reflections on Race, Child Development, and School Reform”. His school restructuring work is featured in numerous sources and academic journals. He is co-founder of the Black Psychiatrists of America. He was a consultant to Children's Television Workshop. Dr. Comer’s many awards include the John & Mary Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine Award, Rockefeller Public Service Award, Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, Heinz Award for the Human Condition, and the John Hope Franklin Award. He has forty-seven honorary degrees and membership in the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.