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Peter A. Wyman, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Professional Background

Peter A. Wyman, PhD., is Professor and Director of the School and Community-Based Prevention Laboratory (Department of Psychiatry), University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Wyman develops and tests interventions that prevent mental, emotional and behavioral problems, focused on underserved youth populations. Since 2006, Wyman has led randomized trials of Sources of Strength, a universal, school-based suicide prevention program preparing adolescent key opinion leaders to disseminate through their natural social networks practices that enhance adaptive social ties and healthy coping (NIH-NIMH funded). Wyman's research group is currently developing and testing other key opinion leader interventions focused on preventing substance use initiation among early adolescents and suicidal behavior among military personnel (Department of Defense funded). Another interest is on methods for testing community based prevention programs that address scientific needs and community needs to address sensitive and pressing problems such as youth suicide. Wyman was an expert panelist for the National Institute of Mental Health-National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention in 2013, has served on the scientific advisory board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention since 2005, and is faculty on the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide (ICRC-S) funded by the CDC (E Caine, PI). In 2012 Wyman received the Excellence in Suicide Prevention Award from the Suicide Prevention Center of New York State.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1982
BA | Columbia University
Psychology

1984
MA | University of Rochester
Psychology

1987
PhD | University of Rochester
Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1986 - 06/30/1988
Fellowship in at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Awards

1985
Distinction for Ph.D. Comprehensive Examinations, University of Rochester

1982 - 1983
NIMH Research Fellowship (merit-based)

1982
Magna Cum Laude, Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY

1979
Cleveland Foundation Research Award (merit based)

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/26/2016
Calear AL, Brewer JL, Batterham PJ, Mackinnon A, Wyman PA, LoMurray M, Shand F, Kazan D, Christensen H. "The Sources of Strength Australia Project: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial." Trials. 2016 Jul 26; 17(1):349. Epub 2016 Jul 26.

4/2016
Wilcox HC, Wyman PA. "Suicide Prevention Strategies for Improving Population Health." Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America.. 2016 Apr 0; 25(2):219-33. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

2016
Pisani AR, Wyman PA, Mohr DC, Perrino T, Gallo C, Villamar J, Kendziora K, Howe GW, Sloboda Z, Brown CH. "Human Subjects Protection and Technology in Prevention Science: Selected Opportunities and Challenges." Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research.. 2016 17(6):765-78.

Books & Chapters

2004
Chapter Title: Translating research on resilience into school-based prevention: Program components and preliminary outcomes from the Promoting Resilient Children Initiative (PRCI).
Book Title: In M. Weist & C. Clauss-Ehlers (Eds.), Community Planning to Foster Resilien
Author List: Wyman, P.A., *Cross, W.C., & Barry, J
Published By: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.2004 in New York

2003
Chapter Title: Emerging perspectives on context-specificity of children's adaptation and resilience: Evidence from a decade of research with urban children in adversity.
Book Title: In S. Luthar (Ed.), Resilience and vulnerability: Adaptation in the context of
Author List: Wyman, P.A.
Published By: Cambridge University Press.2003 in New York

2002
Chapter Title: A partnership between a school prevention program and state office of mental health: Towards a sustainable prevention-treatment continuum.
Book Title: In Prevention-treatment continuum in the public mental health system.
Author List: Wyman, P. A. and *Cross, W
Published By: Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA).2002 in Washington, DC

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