Focus Areas: Risks to Adolescent Health
Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Dr. Tamar Mendelson is Director of the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research addresses the development, evaluation, and dissemination of prevention strategies to improve adolescent health, with a focus on underserved urban populations. Through the Center and the Bloomberg Initiative, she works with colleagues and stakeholders to promote well-being and thriving among urban youth and to reduce the number of youth disconnected from school, the workforce, and other key supports.
Dr. Mendelson specialized in minority mental health during her internship at the University of California, San Francisco. She also completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship at Harvard University in population health. She has led multiple school intervention trials with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences and private foundations.