Center for Research on Young People's Health

Mission Statement

The Center for Research on Young People's Health is dedicated to the promotion of research and teaching to improve the health and general well-being of adolescents and young adults.

Purdue University's Center for Research on Young People's Health brings together social and behavioral scientists from across the university to engage in research, education, and collaborative discussions on the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. The subjects of research by faculty and graduate students include a wide range of issues relevant to the health and general well-being of young people. The goals of the Center are threefold:

  1. To conduct high quality research on the social, psychological, and cultural influences of health among adolescents and young adults.
  2. To educate and mentor students in their pursuit of the study of social and behavioral sciences as they relate to the lives of young people.
  3. To engage in advocacy and inform public policies related to adolescents' and young adults' health and well-being.

Faculty from numerous departments across the university -- including Sociology, Human Development & Family Studies, Anthropology, and Health & Kinesiology -- work with the Center for Research on Young People's Health. The Center serves as a site of innovative scholarship in the area of young people's health and facilitates collaborations among faculty and students across the university.