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Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-8143

Fax: (585) 276-1123

Faculty Appointments



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

Liu M, Nobay F, Adler D, Wood N, Abar B. "Academic and Professional Outcomes of Participants in an Emergency Department Research Associate Program." AEM education and training.. 2021 Apr 0; 5(2):e10507. Epub 2020 Aug 08.

Feller CN, Goldenberg M, Asselin PD, Merchant-Borna K, Abar B, Jones CMC, Mannix R, Kawata K, Bazarian JJ. "Classification of Comprehensive Neuro-Ophthalmologic Measures of Postacute Concussion." JAMA network open.. 2021 Mar 1; 4(3):e210599. Epub 2021 Mar 01.

Coyne CJ, Reyes-Gibby CC, Durham DD, Abar B, Adler D, Bastani A, Bernstein SL, Baugh CW, Bischof JJ, Grudzen CR, Henning DJ, Hudson MF, Klotz A, Lyman GH, Madsen TE, Pallin DJ, Rico JF, Ryan RJ, Shapiro NI, Swor R, Thomas CR, Venkat A, Wilson J, Yeung SJ, Caterino JM. "Cancer pain management in the emergency department: a multicenter prospective observational trial of the Comprehensive Oncologic Emergencies Research Network (CONCERN)." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2021 Jan 22; Epub 2021 Jan 22.

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