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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

Abar CC, Combs A, Miley A, Ruffino R, Abar B. "Parenting, health, and use of medications among college youth: The PHARMACY survey study." Preventive medicine reports.. 2021 Dec 0; 24:101623. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Klotz AD, Caterino JM, Durham D, Rico JF, Pallin DJ, Grudzen CR, McNaughton C, Marcelin I, Abar B, Adler D, Bastani A, Bernstein SL, Bischof JJ, Coyne CJ, Henning DJ, Hudson MF, Lyman GH, Madsen TE, Reyes-Gibby CC, Ryan RJ, Shapiro NI, Swor R, Thomas CR, Venkat A, Wilson J, Jim Yeung SC, Yilmaz S, Stutman R, Baugh CW. "Observation Unit Use Among Patients with Cancer Following Emergency Department Visits: Results of a Multicenter Prospective Cohort from CONCERN." Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.. 2021 Nov 22; Epub 2021 Nov 22.

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.

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