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"The Emerging Theoretical Framework of Life Course Health Development", by Neal Halfon, MD, MPH and Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9-10AM (PT) / 12-1PM (ET). REGISTER HERE.

"Emerging Adulthood as a Critical Stage in the Life Course", by David Wood, MD, MPH. Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9-10AM (PT) / 12-1PM (ET). REGISTER HERE.

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Emerging Adulthood as a Critical Stage in the Life Course: An LCRN Webinar featuring David Wood

By David L. Wood

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features David L. Wood, MD, MPH–Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine.   In this webinar, Dr. Wood will be giving a presentation based on his chapter from the Handbook of Life Course Health Development entitled Emerging Adulthood as a Critical Stage in the Life Course.   Webinar recording available here    

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The Emerging Theoretical Framework of Life Course Health Development: An LCRN Webinar with Neal Halfon & Christopher Forrest

By Neal Halfon and Christopher B. Forrest

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Neal Halfon, MD, MPH – director of the Life Course Research Network (LCRN) – and Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD – pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.     In this webinar, Drs. Halfon and Forrest will present the 7 principles that comprise their life course health development framework, including the empirical evidence that underlies each principle and the implications for future research. By shining a light on how early experience conditions future biological responses and influences health development pathways, the presenters hope to encourage theory building and testing, inspire innovative transdisciplinary research, and lead to future discussions that can help …

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Middle Childhood – An Evolutionary Developmental Synthesis

By Marco Del Giudice

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Marco Del Giudice, PhD from the University of New Mexico.   Dr. Del Giudice is Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. His main research area is the evolutionary study of human development across the life span, with a focus on individual and sex differences and their neurobiological basis. He has published more than 60 papers and book chapters on a wide range of topics, from the biology of developmental plasticity to the classification of mental disorders in an evolutionary framework. With his collaborators he has advanced the …

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Life Course Health Development of Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

By Briano Di Rezze, Matthew Freeman, Robert Palisano, and Debra Stewart

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s new series exploring the application of the Life Course Health Development framework to neurodevelopmental disabilities, features Briano Di Rezze, Matthew Freeman, Robert Palisano, and Debra Stewart.   Together these researchers from the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research share their interpretive description of lifecourse health development of individuals with cerebral palsy to promote developmental capacities for future roles and healthy adult living beginning in childhood.   Webinar recording available here  

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The Development of Self-Regulation: Foundational Skills for Children’s Health and Well-Being

By Megan McClelland

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Megan McClelland, PhD.   Dr. McClelland will discuss the importance of self-regulation for health, educational success, and well-being over time and across contexts. She will examine the pathways of self-regulatory development (including individual, contextual and sociocultural factors that influence the development of these skills over time), the methods for studying self-regulation, and translational issues such as intervention efforts to improve these skills in children.   Dr. McClelland is the Katherine E. Smith Professor of Healthy Children and Families in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), where she serves as Director …

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Rethinking the role of stress in development: Emerging evolutionary perspectives

By Marco Del Giudice

This webinar – part of LCRN’s series on The State of Life Course Health Development Research – features Marco Del Giudice, PhD.   Dr. Del Giudice is Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. His main research area is the evolutionary study of human development across the life span, with a focus on individual and sex differences and their neurobiological basis. He has published more than 60 papers and book chapters on a wide range of topics, from the biology of developmental plasticity to the classification of mental disorders in an evolutionary framework. With his collaborators he has advanced the Adaptive Calibration Model, an evolutionary-developmental model …

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TADPOHLS: Enabling integrative longitudinal studies of positive health

By Margaret Kern

This webinar – part of LCRN’s series on Using Existing Data to Examine Life Course Health Development – features Margaret L. Kern, PhD.   Dr. Kern is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education in Australia. Originally trained in social, personality, and developmental psychology, Dr. Kern received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Arizona State University, a Masters and PhD in social/personality psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and was recently selected as an early career rising star by the Association for …

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The Parental Brain: How Parenthood Shapes the Adult Brain

By Pilyoung Kim

This webinar – part of the LCRN’s series on The State of Life Course Health Development Research: Past, Present and Future – features Pilyoung Kim, PhD.   Dr. Kim is Assistant Professor of Psychology and a director of the Family and Child Neuroscience lab at the University of Denver. Her long-term research career trajectory is to examine the early life origins of socioeconomic disparities in health from a neurobiological perspective. Dr. Kim’s current work, funded by the National Institue of Child Health and Human Development, focuses on the prospective effects of perinatal exposures to poverty on the neural plasticity in new mothers and infants. She was a recipient of the 2014 …

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The occupational (im)possibilities in a segregated neighborhood: A matter of justice in life course health development

By Jyothi Gupta

This webinar – the sixth in the LCRN’s series on Occupational Therapy and MCH: An Emerging Partnership to Improve Early Family Experiences and Life Course Health Development – features Jyothi Gupta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.   Dr. Gupta is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University. Her research interests are identifying contextual barriers to full participation of marginalized groups and identifying strategies to maximize participation. The common themes in Dr. Gupta’s research are the influence of participation on health and well being of diverse groups, and issues of social injustice that impact participation. She has engaged in community-based participatory research with refugees and immigrants, and …

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From Early Adversity to Permanency: Implications for Occupational and Life Course Health Development

By Amy Lynch

This webinar – the fifth in the LCRN’s series on Occupational Therapy and MCH: An Emerging Partnership to Improve Early Family Experiences and Life Course Health Development – features Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES.   Dr. Lynch is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health in the Occupational Therapy Department at Temple University, and the Clinic Coordinator of the International Adoption Health Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her MS in Occupational Therapy at Tufts University, and her PhD at University of Delaware with a focus on Infant Development. Dr. Lynch has clinical expertise in children who have experienced neglect, abuse, and institutionalization, children with …

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