Monday 10/8 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1155 Public Health, Foster Conf. Rm.(former 1149)
The role of place in shaping human behavior is recognized as a key emerging research theme across the health sciences. But capturing and analyzing place (i.e. the contextual exposures, perceptions and interactions that individuals experience throughout their daily lives) remain a challenge. Fortunately, recent advances in geospatial and mobile technologies offer a way forward in capturing these social-spatial place characteristics over time at the individual level. This presentation describes recent research utilizing such approaches for investigating place-based mechanisms of substance use and psychological stress among urban adolescents.