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Adolescent Medicine

Research activities

Research activities are an integral part of the activities of the members of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The types of projects that are currently being conducted include understanding early-onset eating disorders, medical complications of eating disorders, clinical outcomes for adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, interventions aimed at the health and developmental needs of high-risk children of teen parents, faculty mentorship, effective approaches to treating adolescents with heroin/opiate addiction, outcome in a substance abuse day treatment program, health values and chronic illness, effectiveness of HIV prevention education with incarcerated youth, information technology for health promotion with youth and Web-based treatment resources for HIV-positive youth.