Healthy Girls Initiative is an interdisciplinary team of investigators with expertise in developmental processes and mental and physical health outcomes.
Our aim is to capture the complexity of the pubertal processes that characterize normative vs. risk development in adolescent girls and determine suitable entry points for mitigating the negative mental and physical health outcomes that reduce quality of life and lead to illness, injury and disease across the lifespan.
Investigators and Collaborators
- Lead Investigators for Mental Health Outcomes: Gabriel Stein and Jessica Dollar
- Lead Investigators for Physical Health Outcomes: Laurie Wideman and Sandy Shultz
- Collaborators: Robin Bartlett, Daniel Beavers, Susan Calkins, Sandra Echeverria, Lenka Shriver, Joseph Skelton, MD and Kelly Wester