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Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause-and-Effect Relationship, featuring the work of Dr. Cathy Jordan, February 2019

Report: Traumatic childhood experiences linked to greater risk of obesity, featuring the work of Dr. Laurel Davis, Dr. Andy Barnes, and Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, January 2019

Correlates of positive parental attitudes towards adolescent indoor tanning in the U.S.A., featuring the work of Dr. Annie-Laurie McRee, December 2018

Profiles of minority stressors and identity centrality among sexual minority Latinx youth, featuring division postdoctoral fellow Dr. Maura Shramko, December 2018

A Phenomenological Study on the Experience of Syrian Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in the United States, featuring division postdoctoral fellow Dr. Damir Utržan, November 2018

When Canyons Are Classrooms and Trees and Trees Teach Lessons, featuring Cathy Jordan, August 2018

Report: Guns tied to high suicide risk for teens with self-harm history, featuring Andy Barnes, March 2018

Report: More US teens are rejecting 'boy' or 'girl" gender identities, featuring the work of division members Barb McMorris, Amy Gower, and Marla Eisenberg, February 2018

Report: Minnesota teen pregnancy rates at historic lows, featuring Jill Farris, June 2017

Teen births down in Minnesota, but sexually transmitted diseases up, featuring Jill Farris, June 2017

What happens to kids whose parents are incarcerated, featuring Rebecca Shlafer, April 2017

Beverages Shown on TV Shows May Adversely Impact Youth Health, featuring Marla Eisenberg, February 2017

Expert Perspective: 1-in-4 U.S. men has HPV strains linked to cancer, featuring Annie-Laurie McRee, January 2017

Strong provider recommendation can make significant difference in HPV vaccination rates. Annie-Laurie McRee discussed her research for Health Talk. August 25, 2016.

Shackles off: Care for Minnesota's pregnant inmates is improving, featuring Rebecca Shlafer. August 13, 2016.
New initiative to help children and parents deal with incarceration. Laurel Davis appeared on WCCO Radio, May 15, 2016.
Washington County jail leads Minnesota in it's help for visiting kids, research by Rebecca Shlafer and Laurel Davis led Washington County jail to implement changes that will soften the shock for visiting children. March 2016.

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