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Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-8143

Fax: (585) 276-1123

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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.



BA | SUNY, College at Geneseo

MA | George Mason University
Developmental Psychology

PhD | Pennsylvania State University
Human Development and Family Studies

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/2010 - 08/2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Emergency Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


2018 - 2019
Dean's Teaching Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Travel Award
Sponsor: Association for Clinical and Translational Sciences
Location: Washington DC

2013 - 2015
NIH Loan Repayment Program Renewal Grant
Sponsor: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

2011 - 2013
NIH Loan Repayment Program Grant
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sloboda and Bukoski Cup Champion
Sponsor: Society for Prevention Research

Alumni Association Dissertation Award
Sponsor: Penn State Alumni Association

2008 - 2010
ECPN Travel Award
Sponsor: ECPN; Society for Prevention Research

Applied Developmental Psychology Fellowship Award
Sponsor: George Mason University

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Journal Articles

Bazarian J, Abar B, Merchant-Borna K, Pham DL, Rozen E, Mannix R, Kawata K, Chou YY, Stephen SJ, Gill J. "Effects of physical exertion on early changes in blood-based brain biomarkers: implications for the acute point of care diagnosis of concussion." Journal of neurotrauma.. 2022 Oct 6; Epub 2022 Oct 06.

Maisto SA, Aldalur A, Abar B, Stecker T, Chiang A, Conner K. "Heterogeneity in Alcohol-Related Severity and Interests in Going to Treatment in Community Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)." Substance use & misuse.. 2022 Jul 22; :1-7. Epub 2022 Jul 22.

Bischof JJ, Elsaid MI, Bridges JFP, Rosko AE, Presley CJ, Abar B, Adler D, Bastani A, Baugh CW, Bernstein SL, Coyne CJ, Durham DD, Grudzen CR, Henning DJ, Hudson MF, Klotz A, Lyman GH, Madsen TE, Reyes-Gibby CC, Rico JF, Ryan RJ, Shapiro NI, Swor R, Thomas CR, Venkat A, Wilson J, Yeung SJ, Yilmaz S, Caterino JM. "Characterization of older adults with cancer seeking acute emergency department care: A prospective observational study." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2022 Jun 16; Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Authoritative parenting style
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Human Development
Author List: Abar, B., & Winsler, A.
Published By: Sage 2006 in London, England

Chapter Title: Permissive parenting style
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Human Development
Author List: Abar, B., & Winsler, A.
Published By: Sage 2006 in London, England