September 26, 2017

Archives: Research Network

Led by Sion Harris at BCU/HU, the AYAH-RN will develop website teaching materials to engage parents in helping prevent opioid abuse. Specifically, the project will build on existing parent education website materials developed by BCU/HU that address other substance abuse issues. The new module will provide parents with the latest science on opioids and their…

Led by Matt Aalsma, PhD, Indiana University, the AYAH-RN will conduct an exploratory study to implement a parenting intervention in the primary care setting.  The study will test screening measures in areas such as adolescent communication, monitoring, and conflict.

Linkage between civic engagement in adolescence and physical and mental health status in young adulthood. (P. Ballard, UCB; L. Hoyt, Fordham U.; M. Pachucki, U. Amherst) This project engaged new investigators conducting a secondary data analysis, using AddHealth data. The study focuses on youth development and how civic engagement affects trajectories into adulthood. The researchers…

Developmentally-based opportunities for clinical obesity interventions  (R. Dahl, MD, & A. Suleiman, PhD, UCB; Y. Evans, UW; K. Casazza, UAB; E. Ozer, UCSF; T. Richmond, BCH/HU) Led by A. Suleiman, researchers are collaborating on a review paper exploring developmental opportunities for clinic-based obesity interventions.

Technology as clinician extender in the delivery of clinical preventive services (C. Wong, MD, Duke U; E. Weitzman PhD & S. Harris, PhD BCH/HU; E. Ozer, PhD, UCSF) Led by Dr. Wong, this effort expands on the AYAH-RN’s review article on Clinical Preventive Services and a workshop presented that the 2017 SAHM meeting. The researchers…

Dr. Kim Ahrens, MD, MPH at UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital is conducting an innovative study that tests of intervention for youth with special health care needs that is patient-centered, parent-engaged, and developmentally-informed. The study involves a literature search and focus groups with YSHCN aged 15-25 years, caregivers, and providers to gather input on the most critical…

Assessing adolescent technology use; sleep hygiene and related clinical screening (using California Health Interview Survey Data) This project also focuses on adolescent technology use. Dr. Ozer, as a member of the Adolescent Advisory Committee for the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) has spearheaded this project that uses the 2017 administration of CHIS. The AYAH-RN was…

Developing models of care for transgender youth (S. Vance, UCSF; C. Guss, BCH/HU LEAH fellow; D. Breland, UW).       This activity also supports new investigators: Dr. Vance is a first-year UCSF faculty; Dr. Guss is a first-year faculty member at BCH/HU; and Dr. Breland joined the UW faculty in 2009. This team has collaborated on…

Ron Dahl, MD from the Center on the Developing Adolescent presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting on March 9, 2016. Read more below about this presentation. Title: Adolescent Brain Development in Context: Implications for Health, Education, and Social Policy. Description: We are in the midst of an explosion of…

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN) was recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. All the articles are free via Open Access. NEW! Suleiman AB, Dahl RE. Leveraging neuroscience to inform adolescent health: The need for an innovative transdisciplinary developmental science of adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 2017; 60(3):240-8. Click here for…