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The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)

Expanding and sharing evidence to foster a healthy transition to adulthood.

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Who We Are

The AYAH-RN is a collaborative network of researchers, healthcare providers, and programs promoting health equity, and engaging and serving underserved populations, families and youth. Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of major transition that bring opportunities and challenges for improving health. Together, we aim to improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults and the systems that serve them.

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What We Do

The AYAH Research Network aims to sustain and extend a national, multi-site, collaborative Research Network that engages diverse partners to improve the health and well being of adolescents.

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Research Projects

Using multiple methodologies, we advance transdisciplinary research across four areas:

  • Trends and emerging issues
  • Equity in health outcomes
  • Healthy transitions from adolescence to young adulthood
  • Accessible, equitable models of care
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Tools & Resources

We share findings and create evidence-based tools and resources.


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Adolescent Brain Development in Context: Implications for Health, Education, and Social Policy.

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Dr. Sion Harris, core partner of the AYAH-RN, developed website teaching materials to engage parents in helping prevent opioid abuse.