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:
|S. Bryn Austin, ScD
||GLBT adolescent health; obesity and eating disorders
|Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc
|Jean Emans, MD
||Adolescent medicine and gynecology
|Alison Field, ScD
||Obesity and eating disorders
|Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc
|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
|Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH
||Adolescent mental health and sexual risk behavior
|Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH
||Adolescent risk behaviors