RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Adolescent Development, Adolescent Health, Mental Health, Risk Behavior, Substance Use and Abuse, Statistical Methodology
Julie Maslowsky is an Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work combines Developmental Psychology and Population Health to identify the origins and consequences of adolescent health risk behavior and develop prevention and intervention programs to reduce its negative consequences. Specific areas of focus include substance use and abuse, mental health, sleep, and risk behavior. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has appeared in numerous journals, including Journal of Adolescent Health, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Development and Psychopathology, and Developmental Psychology.