A look at alcohol use among youth taking alcohol-interactive medications

¬†Elissa Weitzman, ScD, Harvard Pop Center faculty member and associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, is an author on a study that found that youth with chronic medical conditions who take medications that can interact negatively with alcohol (AI medications) were less likely to consume alcohol than their peers not taking AI medications. The study suggests that interventions aimed at increasing awareness of the risks of consuming alcohol…

A holistic research framework: Factoring in role that discrimination may play in child and adolescent health

Harvard Pop Center faculty member David R. Williams, MPH, PhD, and colleagues have penned an editorial in JAMA Pediatrics that prescribes the inclusion of discrimination (including race/ethnicity, immigrant status, sexual orientation, religion, and disability status) in the health research of an increasingly diverse population of children and adolescents.