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Dawn W Foster, PhD, MPH

Lecturer in Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

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Dawn W Foster, PhD, MPH

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A central theme of my research is the focus on social psychological principles related to etiology, prevention, and treatment of substance use among adolescents and young adults. My research objective is to better understand individual and contextual factors associated with risks for substance use so as to inform intervention and prevention efforts.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University (2014)
  • PhD
    University of Houston (2013)
  • MA
    University of Texas (2012)
  • MPH
    University of Texas, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (2008)

Honors & Recognition

NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Differences Junior Investigator Travel Award; The College on Problems of Drug Dependence2015
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology; Minority Travel Award2013
Psychology Institute Fellowship; American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program2013
Presidential Graduate Fellowship2012
Presidential Graduate Fellowship2011
International Student Academic Excellence Scholarship2006
Academic Excellence Scholarship2004

Professional Service

American Psychological Association (APA)Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Co-Chair for the Task Force for Translating Psychological Science for the Public2013 - 2014

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