The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of researchers, educators, and practitioners dedicated to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults.
Faculty within the division hold regional and national leadership positions with organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, Society for Pediatric Research, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and National Association of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. In addition, they contribute to the editorial leadership of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the journal Violence Against Women.
The mission of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of youth and young adults through:
- Accessible health care services for adolescents and young adults in the context of their families, cultures, and communities
- Interdisciplinary adolescent health care education for health professional trainees and practitioners, as well as youth, young adults, families, and communities
- Research to increase understanding of disparities in adolescent health, promote adolescent health equity, and improve adolescent health outcomes
- Engagement with youth and young adults in their communities as adult allies and advocates