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Adolescent BehaviorsThe focus of our research in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Golisano Children’s Hospital is to study the phenomena of adolescent health and healthcare services for young adults. Our patients range from 12 to 25 years of age and our research often has implications for patients beyond that range since we study the delivery mechanisms of health services to young adults and the transition to adult care.

We provide our faculty and fellows with mentorship and resources to aid in their research and to help them achieve their goals in their academic endeavors.

Utilizing sophisticated qualitative and quantitative research methods, faculty and fellows conduct a number of clinical studies. Through our research we hope to achieve the following goals.

  • Encourage healthy preventive behaviors and overall medical treatment of adolescents.
  • Address the risk associated with “teenage” environments and behaviors.
  • Improve the quality of life for teens and young adults with chronic diseases.
  • Promote the healthy development of teenagers especially those with special needs, and move them safely and effectively into adult care providers and systems.

Areas of Research

  • Biopsychosocial Health Factors
  • Brain Development
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competency in Medicine
  • Eating Disorders
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
  • Palliative Care and Bereavement
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Transitioning Care of Adolescents to Adult Providers