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Tamar Mendelson

mendelsontamarTAMAR MENDELSON is the second Dr. Ali and Rose Kawi Professor in Mental Health. She received a BA in Humanities from Yale University in 1993, and her MA (2000) and PhD (2003) in clinical psychology from Duke University. Her graduate research addressed various aspects of vulnerability to depression, including personality vulnerability factors and gender differences in vulnerability. She completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a specialization in Public Service and Minority Mental Health. At UCSF, she collaborated on research regarding the feasibility and efficacy of a depression prevention program for low-income, pregnant Latinas. Her broad research interests include: how socio-environmental factors interact with individual-level, psychological factors to predict depression onset; how those multi-level processes contribute to gender disparities in rates of depression and the development of multi-level depression prevention strategies. Following completion of her fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar in 2006, Mendelson joined the faculty of the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012.