Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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||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|