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     講 者 簡 介       Dr. Bryn Austin


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       者: Dr. Bryn Austin

 主持人: 陳為堅  院長

 主    題: Eating Disorders Prevention Into Focus as a Public Health
                  Priority  ----  A Research  Plan of Action

     間:102108日(週 二) 中午12:30-13:20 

     點: 公共衛生學院大樓201講堂



Dr. Bryn Austin 簡介】

Dr. S. Bryn Austin is Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, and in the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. She is director of the cross-institutional Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator, based at Harvard School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital (www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped) and director of the Sexual Orientation Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship Program based at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has received numerous grants funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and foundations to support her research and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature. She is a social epidemiologist and behavioral scientist with a research focus on health disparities, especially those affecting socially marginalized adolescent populations. She leads two primary research programs: One focuses on social and physical environmental influences on eating disorders risk, nutritional patterns, physical activity, and overweight in school and community settings, with a special emphasis on public health approaches to eating disorders prevention. The second focuses on determinants of sexual orientation disparities in a range of health domains, including disordered weight-related behaviors, overweight, substance use, and other health risk indicators. With the Growing Up Today Study, a national prospective cohort of youth living throughout the United States, she is the primary researcher leading development and direction of the study’s investigation of sexual orientation, gender identity, and health disparities. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.