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Adolescent Health Promotion Lab

The Adolescent Health Promotion Lab is overseen by Dr. Elizabeth Weybright, and includes undergraduate Human Development and graduate Prevention Science students. Recognizing adolescence as a critical period of biological, cognitive, and social development, we seek to promote health and prevention risk behavior within out of school time contexts. Using a prevention science framework we work to identify what contributes to healthy adolescent development and use this information to develop and/or refine preventive interventions that promote the health of adolescents and emerging adults.


Recent News

July 2020 –
Weybright named Interim Director of Extension Youth and Families Unit.
  • For the next year, Dr. Weybright will lead WSU Extension’s Youth and Families Unit. See full story here.
Lab members author blog post on boredom for the Society for Research on Adolescence.
  • Dr. Weybright and graduate student Erica Doering discuss how to help adolescents cope with boredom during a summer of COVID-19. Blog post here.

May 2020 – Undergraduate research assistant Anaderi Iniguez recognized at conference.
  • Anaderi was recognized at the (now postponed) Society for Research in Human Development conference for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Research. See notice here: Her poster titled “Maximizing the Retention of Nutritional Knowledge and Healthy Behaviors Through the Teen-Teaching Model” evaluated teen outcomes in our YA4-H! program. Congratulations Anaderi!

April 2020 – Weybright featured in story about COVID-19 and boredom.
  • Dr. Weybright contributed to story on how COVID-19 relates to boredom and how parents can support their children. Link to story

March 2020 –
Graduate student Faith Price successfully defends her Master’s thesis!

Faith Price standing in front of her thesis slides

Weybright receives the CAHNRS Early Career Excellence award.
  • This award acknowledges outstanding contributions in research, teaching and/or extension in any CAHNRS discipline during the early phases of a faculty member’s academic career.

February 2020 – Graduate student Faith Price presents a poster at The Academy for Leisure Sciences annual conference.
  • Faith’s poster was titled “A scoping review of outdoor recreation prevention programs serving Indigenous youth”

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