Johns Hopkins professor to share results of 3-year study on child adversity

March 02, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Christina Bethell, professor of population, family and reproductive health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, will present her findings from a three-year national research project on child adversity from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 29, at 132 Hetzel Union Building (HUB).

In her presentation, “We are the medicine: Human Development and Child Well Being in an Era of Ordinary Magic,” Bethell will discuss the integration of neurobiology, social sciences and mind-body research to prevent childhood adversity to promote positive health and well-being. With a focus on relevance and implications for children’s health services, Bethel concludes the cultivation of safe, stable, nurturing relationships, self-awareness and mindfulness as a matter of public health.

Bethell is the founding director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center. She is also a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course facilitator.

This will be the last seminar in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) series before the Compassion Lecture on April 20. For more information, visit the PRC website.

  • Christina Bethell, Ph.D.

    Christina Bethell, Ph.D. 

    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated March 02, 2017