Tobacco Studies Program

Preventing Tobacco Use and Related Health Risk Behaviors in Early Adolescence: Results from the Community Youth Development Study

February 4, 2009

Preventing Tobacco Use and Related Health Risk Behaviors in Early Adolescence: Results from the Community Youth Development Study

J. David Hawkins PhD

Seminar on Health Disparities: The Case of Tobacco (HSERV 556)

David Hawkins J. David Hawkins is the Endowed Professor of Prevention and Founding Director of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work. His research focuses on understanding and preventing child and adolescent health and behavior problems. He is principal investigator of the Seattle Social Development Project, a longitudinal study of 808 Seattle elementary school students who are now 33 years old. He is also principal investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, a randomized field experiment involving 24 communities across seven states testing the effectiveness of the Communities That Care prevention system developed by Hawkins and Richard F. Catalano. Dr. Hawkins is committed to translating research into effective practice and policy to improve adolescent health and development.
Biosketch: here

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (HSERV 556) course, where it is paired with the following readings:
Hawkins J.D., Catalano, R.F., Arthur, M.W., Egan, E., Brown, E.C. Abbott, R.D., & Murray, D.M. (2008). Testing communities that care: The rationale, design, and behavioral baseline equivalence of the Youth Development Study. Prevention Science, 9, 178-190.

Hawkins, J.D. (2006). Science, social work, prevention: Finding the intersections. Social Work Research;30(3): 137-152.