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Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Research

The Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine is involved in many projects aimed at providing a better understanding of adolescent health issues, developing new interventions to improve the health for adolescents, initiating and studying new methods of delivering health care to at-risk youth, and designing new curricula for teaching adolescent health to health care providers.

Current projects include research in disordered eating, focusing on obesity; anorexia and osteopenia; stress fractures and bone density; sexually transmitted diseases; patient/provider communication; and media and child health.

Featured researchers in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Latest Research in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine:

RESEARCHER FOCUS AREA
S. Bryn Austin, ScD GLBT adolescent health; obesity and eating disorders
Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc Anorexia nervosa
Jean Emans, MD Adolescent medicine and gynecology
Alison Field, ScD Obesity and eating disorders
Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc Bone density
Michael Rich, MD, MPH Media effects on health risks
Tracy K. Richmond, MD Racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent health, obesity
Cathryn Samples, MD, MPH, AAHIVS HIV prevention/care
Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH Adolescent mental health and sexual risk behavior
Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH Adolescent risk behaviors
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