Dr. Chu completed his BS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, MS in Computer Science from Columbia University, PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawaii, and MS in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh. For the past several years, he has studied various public health issues, including community health coalitions, youth vaping, and cancer prevention. Dr. Chu’s current research focuses on innovative methods of using technology to support tobacco control efforts for adolescents and young adults.
Presented by Olga Morozova, postdoctoral associate, Department of Biostatistics, Public Health Modeling Unit, Yale School of Public Health. Part of the Social Dynamics and Community Health Seminar Series.
Social Dynamics and Community Health Speaker Series participants are invited to join the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory for a talk entitled “Depression’s Got a Hold of Me: Generational Trends in Substance Use and Mental Health Among U.S. Adolescents” by Katherine Keyes, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. Keyes will provide a cross-generational and sociological framework to understand the connection between substance use and mental health among adolescents across birth cohorts from the last 40 years, with a particular focus on gender.
Robert Coulter, PhD, MPH, is a Post-doctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. As a public health researcher, Dr. Coulter's mission is to reduce substance use and violence inequities for sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY; i.e., adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender [LGBT]). To accomplish this mission, he conduct three lines of inquiry: epidemiologic, intervention, and systems science research. Dr. Coulter's research agenda integrates these three approaches to (1) improve our understanding of the complex social mechanisms producing SGMY health inequities and (2) increase our knowledge about the impact of interventions on violence and substance use inequities for SGMY.
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