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University of Florida to host livestream presentation on gene-environment correlations with adolescent substance use

The University of Florida department of epidemiology at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine will host Dr. Cristina Bares speaking on “Exploring Gene-Environment Correlations and Interactions in Adolescent Substance Use” on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. EDT. The talk is available to view via livestream at https://bit.ly/2O0UtH7.

Dr. Bares is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. A developmental psychologist with training in behavioral genetics and advanced statistical modeling, Dr. Bares employs multiple methodologies to examine the biological, psychological and contextual determinants of child and adolescent health. She is currently studying the genetically-mediated risk factors leading to problems of anxiety, depression and substance use in adolescence while accounting for important psychological and environmental risk factors.

To view Dr. Bares’ presentation, tune in on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. EDT to https://bit.ly/2O0UtH7. For archived lectures and a list of upcoming department lectures, visit https://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/seminar-series/.