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Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-8143

Fax: (585) 276-1123

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

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.

Credentials

Education

2003
BA | SUNY, College at Geneseo
Psychology

2005
MA | George Mason University
Developmental Psychology

2010
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

Awards

2016
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

2009
Sloboda and Bukoski Cup Champion
Sponsor: Society for Prevention Research

2009
Alumni Association Dissertation Award
Sponsor: Penn State Alumni Association

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

2005
Applied Developmental Psychology Fellowship Award
Sponsor: George Mason University

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/5/2018
Holub A, Lee J, DeRienzo V, Nobay F, Abar B. "Depression symptomology groups among middle and older adult emergency department patients." Journal of affective disorders.. 2018 Nov 5; 245:484-487. Epub 2018 Nov 05.

8/2018
Abar B, Greener E, DeRienzo V, Botelho S, Wiegand T, Conner K. "Perceived access to care among adult patients who attempted suicide." Psychological services.. 2018 Aug 0; 15(3):305-308.

6/2/2018
Amato S, Nobay F, Amato DP, Abar B, Adler D. "Sick and unsheltered: Homelessness as a major risk factor for emergency care utilization." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2018 Jun 2; Epub 2018 Jun 02.

Books & Chapters

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

2006
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

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