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Scholar in residence

The Scholar in Residence Program is a year-long partnership between the Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium and a University faculty member. The program prioritizes scholars and research topics with relevance to children, youth and families, research approaches that align with CYFC’s ecological, multidisciplinary and community engaged priorities, and potential for the work to include students and faculty members. It fully engages academic scholars with CYFC staff members and the proven programs they have created and executed for many years, including Lessons from the Field and the Children’s Mental Health eReview.


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Sarah Beehler, PhD

Dr. Sarah Beehler is an Assistant Professor with the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health. She is a community psychologist with expertise in multilevel community health interventions for veterans in rural areas. As current Scholar in Residence, she is partnering with Extension CYFC colleagues to create and deliver current research and training related to rural community stress. Learn more Extension's focus on connecting with those coping with rural stress.

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Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP

Dr. Katherine Lingras is an Assistant Professor with the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She directs the Psychiatry Department's Early Childhood Clinic, which provides outpatient assessment and parent-child treatment for young children experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. During her 2018 Scholar in Residence year, Dr. Lingras worked with Extension CYFC colleagues and community partners to deliver training and research translation for Minnesota practitioners in infant and early childhood mental health. Learn more about her work as Scholar in Residence at the Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit


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Jenifer McGuire, PhD

Dr. Jenifer McGuire is an Associate Professor with the University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science. She is an internationally known expert for her work in transgender youth research, including clinic based research with children and adolescents, school-based research with middle and high school aged youth, and family-based research with adolescents and young adults. During her 2016-2017 Scholar in Residence year, Dr. McGuire partnered with CYFC Extension to provide training, research reports and technical assistance about the needs of the transgender community for practitioners and educators throughout Minnesota. Learn more about this work in the Transgender Toolkit .

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