S. Bryn Austin, ScD
|Department||Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine|
|Hospital Title||Director of Fellowship Research Training|
|Academic Title||Assistant Professor|
|S. Bryn Austin|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
S. Bryn Austin's primary research is in the behavioral sciences and social epidemiology, addressing social and physical environmental influences on physical activity, nutritional patterns, and eating disorders risk in school and community settings. In addition, her research interests include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescent health.
The principal goals of her research are to:
- Identify the critical factors in the social and physical school and community environments affecting adolescent nutrition, physical activity and eating disorders.
- Design and evaluate school- and community-based preventive interventions to reduce risk of disordered weight control behaviors.
- Examine sexual orientation group disparities in health in adolescence and identify determinants with the goal of eliminating these disparities.
About S. Bryn Austin
Dr. Austin is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and mentor. She is Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston and Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator at the Harvard School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Boston: www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped.
- Austin SB. The blind spot in the drive for childhood obesity prevention: Bringing eating disorders prevention into focus as a public health priority. Am J Pub Health 2011 (Epub ahead of print).
- Wang LY, Nichols LP, Austin SB. The economic effect of Planet Health on preventing bulimia nervosa. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011; 165(8): 756-762.
- Ott MQ, Corliss HL, Wypij D, Rosario M, Austin SB. Stability and change in self-reported sexual orientation identity in young people: Application of mobility metrics. Arch Sex Behav 2011; 40(3): 519-532.
- Austin SB, Ziyadeh N, Corliss HL, Rosario M, Wypij D, Haines J, Camargo Jr CA, Field AE. Sexual orientation disparities in purging and binge eating from early to late adolescence. J Adolesc Health 2009; 45(3): 238-245.
- Austin SB, Kim J, Wiecha J, Troped PJ, Feldman HA, Peterson KE. School-based overweight preventive intervention lowers incidence of disordered weight control behaviors in early adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007; 161(9): 865-869.