University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Bio for Valerie Harder, M.H.S., Ph.D.
Valerie Harder, M.H.S., Ph.D.

Valerie Harder, M.H.S., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry


Contact Information
E-mail: Valerie.Harder@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Pediatrics, St. Joseph 7, UHC Campus

Education

Ph.D. - 2008
   Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
   Baltimore, MD
   Mental Health Epidemiology “Cannabis & Depression: Demystifying Propensity Score Techniques"
   Advisors: James Anthony PhD, Howard Chilcoat ScD, Elizabeth Stuart PhD 
M.H.S. - 2005
   Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, MD
   Biostatistics
Grad Non-degree - 2001-2003
   Northwestern University Medical School Chicago, IL University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.S. - 1999
   Northwestern University Evanston, IL Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)
   Transfer Student, City University London, England
   Syracuse Engineering Year Study Abroad Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
   Biological Engineering

Academic Appointments

2010 - Present 
   Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Vermont 
2009 
   Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont 
   Research Center for Children Youth & Families, Burlington, VT 
2008 
   Fulbright Fellow, US State Department, Student Grantee to Kenya, Africa
2006 - 2008 
   Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University
   Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein (F31) National Research Service Award
   F31-DA021956 (PI: Harder), NIDA
2003 - 2006  
   Pre-Doctoral Trainee, Dept. Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University
   Institutional (T-32) Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program
   T32-DA007292 (PI: Chilcoat), NIDA
Summer 2005 
   Summer Associate, RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA
1999 - 2003 
   Research Associate in Orthopaedics
   Evanston Northwestern Healthcare / Illinois Bone & Joint Inst.

Research Grants

International Research Scientist Development Award
K01-TW008410 (PI:Harder), NIH, Fogarty International

Awards and Honors

March 2010: 10th Annual Robins/Guze Award in honor of Eli Robins and Samuel Guze, presented to a young investigator in psychiatry, American Psychopathological Association
Dec 2009- Nov 2013: International Research Scientist Development Award, K01-TW008410-01 (PI:Harder), “Evidence-based mental health assessment and treatment for HIV prevention in Kenya”, NIH / Fogarty International
2009: Travel Award, American Psychopathological Association, New York
2008: Morton Kramer Award for demonstrating excellence in the application of biostatistical and epidemiologic methods to the solution of problems in mental health research, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University
2008: Fulbright Fellowship student grantee to Kenya, United States State Department
2007: Junior Investigator Women & Gender Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
2007: Delta Omega Honor Society Poster Competition, Third Place Winner
2006-2007: Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, F31-DA021956 (PI:Harder), NIDA
2006: Travel Award, CALDAR Biostatistics Summer Institute
2005: NIDA Director's Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
2005: Co-chair Epidemiology oral session, College on Problems of Drug Dependence

Publications

To see Dr. Harder's publications, please visit Pub Med