Population Health

December 4, 2018

UW center focuses on risky behaviors in young adults

Image of university WThe Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington School of Medicine focuses much its work on young adults since health habits are often established at that age and risk behaviors peak during this time.

The center investigates the harms that stem from high-risk behavior involving alcohol, including unsafe sexual behavior, sexual assault, aggression, accidents, and academic or work problems.

The center also examines other topics that can affect well-being including cannabis use, gambling, use of prescription stimulants and opioids, sleep habits, and mental health.

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