Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

Beau W. Abar, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 655
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8143
Fax: (585) 276-1123

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

NIH Loan Repayment Program Renewal Grant | National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 2013 - Present
NIH Loan Repayment Program Grant | National Institute on Drug Abuse 2011 - 2013
Sloboda and Bukoski Cup Champion | Society for Prevention Research 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alumni Association Dissertation Award | Penn State Alumni Association 2009
Applied Developmental Psychology Fellowship Award | George Mason University 2005

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 39 available »

2016 Jun 27
Merchant-Borna K, Asselin P, Narayan D, Abar B, Jones CM, Bazarian JJ. "Novel Method of Weighting Cumulative Helmet Impacts Improves Correlation with Brain White Matter Changes After One Football Season of Sub-concussive Head Blows." Annals of biomedical engineering. 2016 Jun 27; Epub 2016 Jun 27.
2016 Jan
Conradt E, Beauchaine T, Abar B, Lagasse L, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer C, Whitaker T, Hammond J, Lester B. "Early caregiving stress exposure moderates the relation between respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity at 1 month and biobehavioral outcomes at age 3." Psychophysiology. 2016 Jan; 53(1):83-96.
Adler DH, Wallace M, Bennie T, Abar B, Meiring TL, Williamson AL, Bekker LG. "Cumulative Impact of HIV and Multiple Concurrent Human Papillomavirus Infections on the Risk of Cervical Dysplasia." Advances in virology. 2016 2016:7310894. Epub 2016 Feb 22.
Abar CC, Mallett KA, Turrisi R, Abar B. "First- and second-hand consequences of alcohol in college: Differential associations with later alcohol use." Journal of substance use. 2016 21(1):107-111. Epub 2015 Dec 01.
2015 May
Wasserman EB, Abar B, Shah MN, Wasserman D, Bazarian JJ. "Concussions are associated with decreased batting performance among Major League Baseball players." The American journal of sports medicine. 2015 May; 43(5):1127-33. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Human Development and Family Studies | Pennsylvania State University2010
MA | Developmental Psychology | George Mason University2005
BA | Psychology | SUNY, College at Geneseo2003