Kyle Pruett with Albert Pooley, Founder/Director of Native American Fathers and Families Association (NAFFA) and Amy Fa'atoafe, Executive Director, Mesa, Arizona.
Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at both the Child study Center and the School of Nursing at the Yale School of Medicine, conducted the country’s only long-term study of the impact on children of primary caretaking fathers. Author of several award-winning books, he also writes a blog for Psychology Today called “Once Upon a Child.” He hosted his own Lifetime Television series, Your Child Six to Twelve with Dr. Kyle Pruett, and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey to host her award-winning video, Begin With Love., and by Peter Jennings to appear with him on the Children’s Town Meetings after 9-11.
Kyle Pruett with Alan Muraoka, Owner of 'Hooper's Store' on Sesame Street, NYC

Dr. Pruett appears frequently in the New York Times, on National Public Radio and Television. An acclaimed speaker and teacher, he has addressed the National Press Club, educated judges, lawyers, business leaders and physicians in many states and countries, and advised dozens of legislators and policy makers at the state and national level. He is past-president of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and their Families, and a past member of the Sesame Workshop Board of Directors. Dr. Pruett is featured in the award-winning Zero to Three Podcast series “Little Kids, Big Questions,” the Goddard Schools ‘Parenting in Five” and the Johnson and Johnson video.

Kyle Pruett with Bob Woodward, journalist and author, multi-decade collaborator.

Educated in Indiana public schools, and Yale and Tufts Universities,
he has served as a forensic consultant on child, parental and family development, paternal involvement, children’s mental health, creativity, and the effects of media, trauma, and divorce on children. He was Visiting Professor at University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Pruett co-founder of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium at Yale and the United Nations with recent presentations in Istanbul, Marrakech, Florence, and the UN/UNICEF in New York. He served as early childhood consultant to the Salama bint Hamdan Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE. A member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, Dr. Pruett is also a gifted musician and regularly performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio and vocal chamber music. He is father to three daughters and one son, grandfather of four, and is married to Dr. Marsha Kline Pruett, the Maconda Brown Professor of Psychology and Social Work at Smith College.