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Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAccess to health care services for adolescents.
Mental Health Financing.
Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch focus is on the health problems of adolescent women, with particular emphasis on the interaction of psychosocial phenomena with biologic features of the second decade of life. The effects of eating disorders on reproductive physiology, bone density and growth is one example of this interest. Pregnancy prevention and medication compliance in adolescents are other research interests.
Sophia Yen, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEmergency contraception access, availability, knowledge.
Pediatric obesity and its treament with videogames and pedometers.
Adolescent use and access to contraception.
Using computers to educate patients during waiting time.
Determinants of Tampon use/initiation.
Health needs of adolescents in local high schools. Obesity, exercise, mental health, reproductive health.
Attitudes towards a reproductive health clinic - parents perspective, adolescents.