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Resilience to Adversity and the Early Origins of Disease

"Resilience to Adversity and the Early Origins of Disease"

Abstract: This presentation will describe recent research which tested hypotheses about the early origins of disease among rural African American youth. These children and adolescents are at elevated risk for health problems across the lifespan. A basic premise of the health disparities literature that has yet to be examined empirically proposes that exposure to chronic stressors, many of which are psychosocial, will weather young people's bodies, resulting in premature aging of cells and tissues throughout the body and a shorter life expectancy. This presentation will address this hypothesis and focus on the ways in which family support and participation in prevention programming can offset health risks that contribute to the early origin of disease.

Co-Sponsored with the Prevention Research Center

Dr. Brody is also presenting the BENNETT LECTURE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
4:15 p.m., The Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge