Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 655
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8143
Fax: (585) 276-1123

Research Bio

Beau completed his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University with emphasis on research methodology and prevention science. He then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Beau joined the URMC following a period as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. His research focuses on identifying and eliminating barriers to efficacious treatment for behavioral health concerns. His most recent work focuses on access to care for depression among older adults.

Awards & Honors (National)

NIH Loan Repayment Program Renewal Grant | National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 2013 - Present
NIH Loan Repayment Program Grant | National Institute on Drug Abuse 2011 - 2013
Sloboda and Bukoski Cup Champion | Society for Prevention Research 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alumni Association Dissertation Award | Penn State Alumni Association 2009
Applied Developmental Psychology Fellowship Award | George Mason University 2005

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 32 available »

2015 Mar 17
Wasserman EB, Abar B, Shah MN, Wasserman D, Bazarian JJ. "Concussions Are Associated With Decreased Batting Performance Among Major League Baseball Players." The American journal of sports medicine. 2015 Mar 17; Epub 2015 Mar 17.
2015 Feb 17
Adler D, Wallace M, Bennie T, Abar B, Sadeghi R, Meiring T, Williamson AL, Bekker LG. "High Risk Human Papillomavirus Persistence Among HIV-infected Young Women in South Africa." International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. 2015 Feb 17; 33:219-221. Epub 2015 Feb 17.
2015 Jan 15
O'Hea E, Abar B, Bock B, Chapman G, Boudreaux ED. "Understanding smoking after acute illness: An application of the sentinel event method." Psychology & health. 2015 Jan 15; :1-18. Epub 2015 Jan 15.
2015 Jan
Abar B, Ogedegbe C, Dalawari P, Freeman K, Boudreaux ED, Illuzzi F, Carro-Kowalyck S, Molloy M, Bradley K. "Promoting tobacco cessation utilizing pre-health professional students as research associates in the emergency department." Addictive behaviors. 2015 Jan; 40:73-6. Epub 2014 Sep 06.
2014 Oct
Abar B, Lagasse LL, Wouldes T, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Smith LM, Arria AM, Huestis MA, Dellagrotta S, Dansereau LM, Wilcox T, Neal CR, Lester BM. "Cross-national comparison of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on infant and early child physical growth: a natural experiment." Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research. 2014 Oct; 15(5):767-76.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry (SMD)
Assistant Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)


PhD | Human Development and Family Studies | Pennsylvania State University2010
MA | Developmental Psychology | George Mason University2005
BA | Psychology | SUNY, College at Geneseo2003