On Friday, December 4, 2015, SPH MCH alumni Dr. Robert Blum presented The Global Early Adolescent Study: A 15-country Study to Explore the Acquisition and Influence of Gender Norms in a Global Context.
The age period from 10-14 years is among the most critical for human development, yet one of the most poorly understood. Biological processes are universal, but the social contexts in which these processes occur vary. During this age period, gendered norms and beliefs are solidified.
Dr. Blum will discuss the development, rationale and design for one of his most recent studies, the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS). This 15-country longitudinal study will assess how social processes influence young people’s health, with particular attention to how gender norms influence sexual health and behaviors.
Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD, Sr., is the Professor and Chair Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- What: The Global Early Adolescent Study: A 15-country Study to Explore the Acquisition and Influence of Gender Norms in a Global Context with Dr. Robert Blum
- Where: U of MN, West Bank Office Building (WBOB) Room 364 | 1300 S. 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55455
- When: Friday, December 4, 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
- Who: Everyone is welcome!
This seminar is part of the monthly EpiCH Seminar Series sponsored by the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Community Health.