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Beth Bourdeau, PhD
Associate Research Scientist

Beth Bourdeau is an Associate Research Scientist, initially joining the Prevention Research Center in 2005 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and joining the research staff in 2006.

She received her BS in Family Studies at the University of Arizona (1994) and her MS (1999) and PhD (2004) in Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University.

Before coming to PRC, she worked for three years in a community-based organization in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on the evaluation of juvenile justice programs, sex education programs, and HIV/substance abuse prevention programs for Latino youth and men who have sex with men.

Her research activities focus on youth risk behaviors, including alcohol/drug use and sexual risk-taking, among ethnic minority populations. Currently, she is involved in two NIAAA-funded studies with Dr. Brenda Miller at PRC. For "Web-based Family Prevention of Alcohol and Risky Sex for Older Teens" she serves as Project Manager, contributing to the development of the sexual risk program component and serving as a data analyst. She serves as co-investigator for "Group-based Intervention for Alcohol, Drugs and Aggression among Club Patrons", with specific focus on young adult sexual risk-taking and sexual aggression in nightclubs.

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