Myriam Forster, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She earned her MPH at CSUN and her PhD in Preventive Medicine from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at CSUN, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forster’s research focuses on adolescent and young adult behavioral health, with an emphasis on identifying sources of resilience for at-risk populations. Current projects: (1) investigate the role of childhood adversity and socio-cultural and community stressors in adolescent behavioral health, and (2) examine the interplay of risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use and related behaviors. Across these projects, the goal is to inform the development of evidence-based programs that promote adolescent and young adult health and well-being.
- Ph.D. Preventive Medicine 2015, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
- M.P.H Public Health 2010, CSU, Northridge
- B.A. Sociology/Political Science 2006, California State University Dominguez Hills
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