Our Team

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Initial YPAR Hub Collaborators 

Ozer Lab Team, Fall 2021

Our Team:

The YPAR Hub started through an ongoing partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco Peer Resources. The key players in the original version of the website in 2015 were SF Peer Resources leads Elizabeth Hubbard and Pui Ling Tam, with support from Gary Cruz; and Berkeley leads Amber Akemi Piatt and Emily Ozer. Current members of the team are: Emily Ozer (Professor, UC Berkeley, Innovations for Youth (link is external)(link is external)(link is external)[i4Y]), Ophelia Williams (Executive Director, San Francisco Peer Resources(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)), and Brian Villa (i4Y, UC Berkeley). The 2022 website update was completed in partnership with Sarah Neukrug, Scott Yuki, Sakina Bambot, and James Nolan (UCSF). 

You can find a list of publications from our team here(link is external)(link is external)(link is external) and from Emily Ozer  here(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

We express our sincere gratitude to the people and groups who have thus far contributed to this website’s development, shared curricula and input and inspired us to create this site.

We could not have made this platform without our brilliant research assistants, Julia Levinson and Nehaa Khadka and want to thank the students and teachers in the UC Berkeley and San Francisco Peer Resources YPAR projects, Michelle Fine, Meredith Minkler, Jean Shensul, and Ahna Suleiman, Nancy Erbstein, Jonathon London, Ben Kirshner, Rebecca G. Kaplan, Nina Wallerstein, Marc Zimmerman, Regina Langhout, Larry Green, Yolanda Anyon and Stanford University’s YELL, Laura Douglas, Dana Wright, Mariah Kornbluh, and Margarida Gaspar de Matos. We look forward to further input and improvement from others.

We thank our funders. The initial version of this site was partially funded with support to Emily Ozer and Ingrid Holsen of University of Bergen from the Peder Sather Fund at UC Berkeley. The research on YPAR that gave rise to the development of this website was funded by a William T Grant Scholars Award to Professor Emily Ozer of UC Berkeley and funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project was also supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award UA6MC32492, the Life Course Intervention Research Network. The information, content and/or conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.