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. 29 available »

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 Nov
Conradt E, Abar B, Lester BM, LaGasse LL, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer CR, Whitaker TM, Hammond JA. "Cortisol reactivity to social stress as a mediator of early adversity on risk and adaptive outcomes." Child development. 2014 Nov; 85(6):2279-98. Epub 2014 Nov 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.
2014 Oct
Lester BM, Hawes K, Abar B, Sullivan M, Miller R, Bigsby R, Laptook A, Salisbury A, Taub M, Lagasse LL, Padbury JF. "Single-family room care and neurobehavioral and medical outcomes in preterm infants." Pediatrics. 2014 Oct; 134(4):754-60. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
2014 May
Conradt E, Abar B, Sheinkopf S, Lester B, Lagasse L, Seifer R, Shankaran S, Bada-Ellzey H, Bauer C, Whitaker T, Hinckley M, Hammond J, Higgins R. "The role of prenatal substance exposure and early adversity on parasympathetic functioning from 3 to 6 years of age." Developmental psychobiology. 2014 May; 56(4):821-35. Epub 2013 Sep 03.

Current Appointments

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

Education

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