Supplement Looks at How Experiences and Exposures Across the Life Span Shape Health, Development, and Learning in Adolescence

August 5, 2012

The August 2012 supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health examines the impact of experience in shaping the brain and behavior from the prenatal period through adolescence. The content is based on a conference held in April 2011 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to consider the role of stress, adversity, and experience (broadly defined) during the prenatal, childhood, and adolescent periods. Together, the articles in the supplement illustrate the diversity of research methods being applied in this area, which span genomics, developmental psychobiology, neuro-imaging, and intervention research. The article abstracts are available at