Cohort Effects and Adolescent Mental Health Trends

About the February 16th forum

Adolescent mental health in the United States has shown unprecedented changes over recent years. A key issue in attempting to understand trends over time in adolescents’ mental health symptoms is the extent to which trends reflect age, period, or cohort effects. Dr. Katherine Keyes will join us in the next Population Mental Health forum to discuss whether mental health problems in adolescents are really on the increase, drawing on her important research in this area. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with attendees.

Wednesday February 16, 11AM – 12PM EST

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Speaker bios

Dr. Katherine M. Keyes, Ph.D, 
is a professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Katherine’s research focuses on psychiatric and substance use epidemiology across the life-course, including early origins of child and adult health and cross-generational cohort effects on substance use, mental health, and injury outcomes including suicide and overdose. She is particularly focused on methodological challenges in estimating age, period, and cohort effects, as well as using mathematical agent-based and other simulation models to inform public health and policy interventions. She is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and two textbooks.

Follow Dr. Keyes on Twitter @epi_kerrykeyes



Picture of Dr. Karestan KoenenDr. Karestan Koenen, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH and the host of the Population Mental Health Forum Series. She aims to reduce the population burden of mental disorders through research, training, and advocacy. She is passionate about using science to overcome violence and trauma, which are major preventable causes of health problems globally.