Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1971
Dr. Sandler is the Director of the Prevention Research Center and the Program for Prevention Research and is the Principal Investigator on the Family Bereavement Program. He has been conducting research on children and families in high stress situations for over 20 years. His current interests focus on understanding the role of coping and coping efficacy in promoting health adaptation to stress, the assessment of stress events and ongoing chronic difficulties and preventive interventions for children of divorce and bereaved children. His most recent books are the Handbook of Children's Coping, (Plenum Press, co-edited with Sharlene Wolchik) and the forthcoming The Promotion of Wellness in Children and Adolescents (Sage, co-edited with Cichetti, Rappaport, and Weissberg).