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Berkeley Researcher to Investigate Links between Social Adversity and Puberty in Latino Youth

Dr. Julianna Deardorff, assistant professor in the maternal and child health program at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how social adversity affects the timing of puberty. She will also look at how social adversity and early puberty influence risk-taking behavior in teens.