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Social, Behavioral, and Biological Linkages in Young Adult Health

February 08, 2018
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Clark Center Seminar Room S360
James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
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Social, Behavioral, and Biological Linkages in Young Adult Health

Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar
KATHIE HARRIS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) integrated social and biological sciences in its 1995 design to survey and measure the health of over 20,000 U.S. adolescents and follow them into adulthood. Add Health has interdisciplinary, multilevel, longitudinal social, behavioral, psychological, environmental, biological, and genetic data on a nationally-representative young adult cohort now in their early 30s. With these data, Add Health is mapping the social, behavioral, and biological precursors of health risk in young adulthood, well before disease symptoms and consequences are evident. I will describe the interdisciplinary design of Add Health and what we have learned by merging social and biological data on the health of young adults in America.

February 8th, 2018 at 12:15 PM in Clark Center Seminar Room S360


Hosted by:

Ben Domingue, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Pre-Seminar February 6th, 2018 at 12:15 PM in Clark S361