Dr. Peg Ensminger, professor and interim chair of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s department of health, behavior and society, has been named a Society for Prevention Research Fellow. The fellowship recognizes scholars who have made outstanding contributions to prevention science research. The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) is dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems, and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being.
Dr. Ensminger’s research interests include health across the life span, focusing particularly on the impact of socioeconomic factors (education and poverty, social relationships, early school behavior) on health. She and colleagues have been following a cohort of children from a Chicago African-American neighborhood, first seen when they were in first grade. They have been reassessed during adolescence, early adulthood and mid-adulthood, and are being followed again as they enter their 60s. She and colleagues have been examining the early individual, family, school and neighborhood antecedents to both healthy and unhealthy outcomes for this cohort of former first graders and their mothers.
SPR will hold an awards presentation at SPR 2019, Thursday, May 30.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on May 17