Our research group studies the development of adolescent health and health behaviors, including risky sexual behavior and teenage pregnancy; substance use and abuse; and sleep. We apply our findings to develop interventions to promote health and reduce health disparities in adolescence and beyond. We work in the United States, Ecuador, and Mexico.

Our Team is currently conducting interviews for the Teen Family Planning Study. Please text or call (737) 990-2201 if you have any questions. 

Nuestro equipo está haciendo entrevistas para el Estudio de planificación familiar para adolescentes. Si tienes alguna pregunta, envíanos un mensaje de texto o llama al (737) 990-2201.


Lab alumnus Dr. Segun Owotomo, lab member Haley Stritzel, and Dr. Maslowsky and colleagues publish in PediatricsSmoking Intention and Progression From E-Cigarette Use to Cigarette Smoking.

Lab member Haley Stritzel, lab alumni Leila Al-Hamoodah and Dr. Emily Hendrick, and Dr. Maslowsky publish in Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyHealth behaviors and prenatal health conditions in repeat versus first-time teenage mothers in the United States: 2015-2018.

Lab member Joshua Cone, lab alumni Dr. Emily Hendrick, Dr. Segun Owotomo, and Leila Al-Hamoodah, and Dr. Maslowsky publish in Youth & Society: Socioeconomic Well-being in Early Adulthood among Repeat Versus One-time Teenage Mothers.

Lab alumni Dr. Emily Hendrick and Leila Al-Hamoodah and Dr. Maslowsky publish in Journal of Adolescent HealthCounty-Level Clustering and Characteristics of Repeat Versus First Teen Births in the United States, 2015–2017

Lab alumna Dr. Emily Hendrick, lab member Joshua Cone, and Dr. Maslowsky publish in Adolescent Research ReviewDeterminants of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Initial and Continued Use Among Adolescents in the United States

Lab alumna Dr. Emily Hendrick and Dr. Maslowsky publish in Developmental Psychology: Teen mothers’ educational attainment and their children’s risk for teenage childbearing.

Dr. Maslowsky publishes in Journal of Youth and AdolescenceAdolescent Risk Behavior: Differentiating Reasoned And Reactive Risk-taking

Dr. Maslowsky blogs for International Association for Population Health Sciences
Ten Resourceful Recruitment Methods for Community Research

Lab alumnus Dr. Segun Owotomo publishes in American Journal of Health BehaviorAdolescent Smoking Susceptibility in the Current Tobacco Context: 2014-2016

Dr. Maslowsky and colleagues publish two new papers on adolescent-perceived barriers to sleep in Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Youth and Society.

Dr. Maslowsky publishes in Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment journal: Universal School-Based Implementation of Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment to Reduce and Prevent Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use: Process and Feasibility.