About | Dr Gil Noam

Dr. Gil Noam

Gil Noam, Ed.D., Ph.D. (Habil), is the founder and director of the The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) at Harvard University. An Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital focusing on prevention and resilience, Dr. Noam trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst in both Europe and the United States. Dr. Noam has a strong interest in translating research and innovation to support resilience in youth in educational settings. He served as the Director of the Risk and Prevention program at Harvard, and is the founder of the RALLY Prevention Program, an intervention that combines early detection of health, mental health and learning problems in middle school youth, and pioneers a new professional role - "prevention practitioner".


Dr. Noam has published over 200 papers, articles, and books on topics related to child and adolescent development, and risk and resiliency. He is the editor-in-chief of the award-winning journal New Directions in Youth Development: Theory, Practice and Research and consults nationally and internationally to youth development, education and child mental health organizations, foundations and agencies.


The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience
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