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Lois Sadler is Professor at the Yale School of Nursing and the Yale Child Study Center. She practices as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and teaches master's and doctoral nursing students in the areas of family studies, child development, pediatric health promotion, research, and adolescent primary care. Dr. Sadler received her B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, her M.S.N. degree from Yale University School of Nursing, and her Ph.D. from the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her research is in the area of the transition to parenthood among urban adolescent mothers and their families, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and evaluation of specialized support programs for adolescent parents. Her publications and presentations are in the area of adolescent primary health care issues, high risk families and adolescent parenthood.
Dr. Sadler has worked clinically with teen parents in New Haven since 1979, and currently teaches parent education classes to middle school and high school student-parents enrolled in the Polly T. McCabe Center in New Haven, CT. Her current research includes studies with teen mothers and a pilot study with colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center, and Hill Health Center, of a home visitation program, "Minding the Baby," for high risk young families.
The Polly T. McCabe Center, New Haven, CT, Parent Education Program.