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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

Dykes C, Glick J, Abar B, Dozier A. "Effectiveness and Cost of Recruiting Participants to a Research Registry Using an Emergency Department Research Associate Program." Clinical and translational science.. 2019 Oct 23; Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Adler D, Abar B, Wood N, Bonham A. "An Intervention to Increase Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Emergency Department Patients: Results of a Randomized Pilot Study." The Journal of emergency medicine.. 2019 Oct 5; Epub 2019 Oct 05.

Adler D, Abar B, Durham DD, Bastani A, Bernstein SL, Baugh CW, Bischof JJ, Coyne CJ, Grudzen CR, Henning DJ, Hudson MF, Klotz A, Lyman GH, Madsen TE, Pallin DJ, Reyes-Gibby CC, Rico JF, Ryan RJ, Shapiro NI, Swor R, Thomas CR, Venkat A, Wilson J, Yeung SJ, Caterino JM. "Validation of the Emergency Severity Index (Version 4) for the Triage of Adult Emergency Department Patients With Active Cancer." The Journal of emergency medicine.. 2019 Sep 0; 57(3):354-361. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

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