Melina Bersamin, Ph.D., Psychology
Senior Research Scientist
Prevention Research Center
Oakland, California

Phone: (510) 883-5712
Fax: (510) 644-0594

Melina Bersamin is a Research Associate at the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley. Dr. Bersamin received a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994 and completed her doctoral degree in Human Development at the University of California, Davis in 2001. Her previous research has focused on the cultural and ethnic differences in adolescent birth control use as well as the effectiveness of abstinence-only education on adolescent sexual behavior. Dr. Bersamin's research interests include, but are not limited to adolescent sexual behavior, program evaluation, and at-risk youth. Presently, Dr. Bersamin is working on a project examining ethnic differences in risk and protective factors for substance use among adolescents.

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