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Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine; Weiner Hailey Family Professor, Tufts University

Dr. Skeer’s research currently focuses on family engagement and the role that family meals play in adolescent risk prevention. She has been the Principal Investigator on multiple studies to develop and test interventions related to adolescent substance misuse prevention. These include a substance use preventive intervention geared toward parents of 5th-7th grade students in schools Greater Boston, funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse and a study in rural Idaho to develop a methamphetamine use prevention communication intervention for teens, funded by the DentaQuest Foundation. She has also been funded to conduct qualitative research with parents/guardians and children on perspectives around marijuana as the recreational law takes effect in Massachusetts.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University