Upcoming SPH Grand Rounds addresses adolescent, young adult substance use in Texas: Project PATH updates and preliminary findings

October 14, 2022 • Uncategorized

Unt Health Science Center. June 7, 2019.

School of Public Health Grand Rounds:
Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use in Texas:
Project PATH Updates and Preliminary Findings

THURSDAY  11/10/2022
12:00 p.m. (CST)
EAD 406

Dr. Melissa A. Lewis will present the next School of Public Health Grand Rounds on Thursday, November 10, at noon, in EAD 406 or online via Zoom.

The prevalence of adolescent and young alcohol use continues to be a public health concern.

Excessive alcohol use was responsible for more than 140,000 deaths in the U.S. each year during 2015–2019, or more than 380 deaths per day.

Additional consequences occur in academic, interpersonal, social and health domains.

Project PATH aims to explore health and risk behaviors, including alcohol use, among adolescents and young adults across the state of Texas. Project PATH is interested in what health-risk decision making looks like on different days and how this may change from adolescence to young adulthood.

Dr. Lewis is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement in the School of Public Health. Her expertise is in theory-driven research focused on the etiology and prevention of drinking, marijuana, sexual victimization and risky sexual-decision making among adolescent, college student and young adult populations.

She has been the Principal Investigator of five longitudinal federally funded (NIAAA) research projects and has served as co-investigator on more than 15 other NIH research grants in the last decade. She has more than 140 peer reviewed publications.