Gil Noam

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Gil Gabriel Noam, Ed.D., Dr. Habil is the founder and director of The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience.[1] and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital.[2] Trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst in both Europe and the United States, Noam has a strong interest in supporting resilience in youth, especially in educational settings.[3] He served as the director of the Risk and Prevention program, and is the founder of the RALLY Prevention Program, a Boston-based intervention that bridges social and academic support in school, afterschool, and community settings.[4] Noam has also followed a large group of high-risk children into adulthood in a longitudinal study that explores clinical, educational, and occupational outcomes.

Since the establishment of PEAR, Noam and his team have been contributing to the effort to establish the field of afterschool education.[3] Noam has published over 200 papers, articles, and books in the areas of child and adolescent development as well as risk and resiliency in clinical, school and afterschool settings.[5] He served as the editor-in-chief of the journal New Directions in Youth Development: Theory, Practice and Research,[6] which has a strong focus on out-of-school time.[7]

Noam lives in Cambridge, MA.


  1. ^ "Dr. Gil G. Noam Biography". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Gil G. Noam, Ph.D, Ed.D (Habil)". Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Building Bridges: The Process of Providing Good Afterschool Programs". December 1, 2002. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology Programs". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Harvard Catalyst Profiles". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Editorial Board". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "New Directions for Youth Development". Retrieved May 25, 2012.