The Center for Demographic and Social Analysis and Population, Society and Inequality Colloquium Series presents:

“Social, Behavioral, and Biological Linkages in a Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health”
with Kathie Mullan Harris, James Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12:00 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112

Harris’ research focuses on inter-relationships among family, poverty, and social policy. She is the director and principal investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), a longitudinal study of more than 20,000 teens who are being followed into young adulthood. With Add Health data, Harris is studying health disparities, the acculturation of immigrant youth, and the family formation behavior of young adults, including non-marital childbearing, cohabitation and marriage. Under Harris’ leadership, the next wave of Add Health is expanding its biological data collection to bridge biological and social sciences in the study of developmental and health trajectories from adolescence into young adulthood. Harris is the immediate past president of the Population Association of America, which honored her with the 2004 Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement.

For further information, please contact Sara Wakefield, sara.wakefield@uci.edu.
 

 

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