Carolyn Halpern
Wednesday, March 7, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Department of Family Science for a Grand Rounds lecture by Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Tucker Halpern is a developmental psychologist whose research aims to improve understanding of healthy sexual development and the implications of adolescent experiences for developmental and demographic processes into adulthood. Her talk is titled: “Start me up:” Sexual initiation patterns and their implications (or lack thereof) for later sexual health."

Dr. Tucker Halpern is deputy director/co-investigator of the Waves IV and V National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) program projects, and co-PI of a newly launched NICHD/NIMHD-funded study, “Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health across the Life Course.” Before her work on Add Health, Dr. Halpern directed two US-based longitudinal studies examining pubertal changes and their implications for adolescent sexual and psychosocial development, as well as a global longitudinal data collection project assessing the potential of the Web for improving adolescents’ knowledge about sexual and reproductive health.

A reception will follow, from 2:30 to 3:15.

Contact: 
Sandra Quinn
Contact Email: 
scquinn@umd.edu