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Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities in Adolescents and Emerging Adults


Sylvie Naar, Ph.D., presents this topic in the Enrichment Lecture Series hosted by the Center for Translational Research at Children's National Hospital.

Sylvie Naar, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Endowed Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine's Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. She is also the director of the Center for Translational Behavioral Science and the director of the University's KL2 program. She is a clinical researcher with more than two decades of studies across the spectrum of intervention research from early trials translating basic behavioral science into new interventions, to randomized clinical trials, to comparative effectiveness, to implementation.

Dr. Naar has held a multitude of positions and honors throughout her impressive career and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for a variety of projects related to adolescent health. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, her master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder CO, and completed a Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Wayne State University.

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