Heather McCauley, ScD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Heather McCauley, ScD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Biography

Education

Graduate School: 2012 Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Fellowship: 2014 Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Research Interests

  • Engaging Natural Mentors of Girls in Foster Care to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy
  • Partner Violence and the Reproductive Health of LBT Women
  • Physical and mental health impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual assault
  • Intersections of substance use and intimate partner violence
  • Disparities in violence exposure among sexual minority adolescents and young adults

View Dr. McCauley's full list of publications from PubMed. 

Biography Summary

Dr. Heather L. McCauley is a social epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her research focuses on the health impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual assault among adolescents and young adults with a particular focus on marginalized youth. Dr. McCauley is a BIRCWH K12 Scholar, a Member of the Magee-Womens Research Institute (Pittsburgh, PA) and an Affiliate Member of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada).

Before joining University of Pittsburgh, Dr. McCauley was an Associate at Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research where she evaluated an HIV prevention program for women with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Prior to IUHR, she was a Research Coordinator at Harvard School of Public Health where she managed studies in India, Thailand and Cambodia on the health impacts of gender-based violence. She earned a Doctor of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Science in Global Health from Harvard University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in adolescent and young adult medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. McCauley serves on the Board of Trustees at St. Lawrence University, her alma mater.

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