Talk by Prof. Dr. Emma Adam

Emma Adam

Understanding Adolescent Stress Biology in Naturalistic Settings:

The role of Race-Based Stressors and Strengths

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 11:00-12:00 h

In this talk Dr. Adam will summarize her past research focused on identifying factors in the everyday lives of adolescents that activate and alter the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, as measured with salivary cortisol, and the implications of alterations in HPA-axis functioning for youth emotional and physical health. Adam’s past research revealed racial/ethnic disparities in stress exposure and stress biology, suggesting a potential mechanism contributing to racial/ethnic disparities in health and academic attainment. Adam will also describe her recent theoretical models and current program of research aimed at both understanding and reducing the impact of race-based stress, including racial/ethnic discrimination, on youth stress biology and developmental outcomes.

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