|Date||03/28/18 4:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Presenter(s)||Jamie Gajos, PhD; Eric Layland, PhD|
|Location||22 BBH Building|
Recent Work by PAMT Program Trainees
Post-doctoral Trainee, PAMT Program,
"Romantic Partner Alcohol Misuse Interacts with GABRA2 Genotype to Predict Frequency of Drunkenness in Young Adulthood"
Abstract: Previous research has identified the importance of romantic partners-including spouses, significant others, and dating partners-for influencing the engagement in health-risking behaviors, such as alcohol misuse during emerging adulthood. Although genetic factors are known to play a role in the development of young adult alcohol misuse, little research has examined whether genetic factors affect young adults' susceptibility to their romantic partners' alcohol misusing behaviors. In this talk, I will present findings from the Genetics of PROSPER (gPROSPER) project and discuss the potential for genetic factors to interact with important proximal social environments during the transition to young adulthood. Implications for prevention and intervention will be discussed, as well as directions for future research.
Pre-doctoral Trainee, PAMT Program,
"Classes of Intersectional Discrimination and Associated HIV Risk Behaviors: What adaptive coping strategies do racial/ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (YMSM) exhibit?"