"The Impact of COVID-19 on College Students Studying Abroad" by Eric Pedersen, Ph.D.
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Please join us for a virtual talk on “The Impact of COVID-19 on College Students Studying Abroad” by Eric Pedersen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine; Director of Digital Health, University of Southern California. Dr. Pedersen is the final speaker in our multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID pandemic.
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Dr. Pedersen is an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine at USC and an adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research interests are primarily in the areas of young adult/adolescent alcohol use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Dr. Pedersen has received funding to develop brief, online interventions to reduce alcohol misuse among young adult populations such as college students and recently discharged veterans. He is interested in finding ways to target comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and substance use disorders among young adults, as well as in using internet-based methods to help reduce alcohol misuse and promote treatment engagement among non-treatment-seeking young adults. He is also serving as the director of Project ALERT, which is a school-based drug prevention program for middle school youth developed at RAND. Dr. Pedersen received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 2012.
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