Emory Report
April 16, 2007
Volume 59, Number 27

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April 16, 2007
Conference explores interactions of mental and physical health

by kim urquhart

"Interactions of Mental and Physical Health Throughout the Life Course,” a meeting of the Society for Life History Research in Psychopathology, is set for April 25–28 at the Emory Conference Center.

Hosted by Carol Worthman and Patricia Brennan of Emory’s departments of anthropology and psychology, the conference brings together international social science and health researchers pursuing questions about human development and well-being throughout life.

Keynote speaker Adrian Raine of the University of Southern California will explore antisocial behavior from a medical perspective in a lecture on April 27, while Zach Stowe of Emory School of Medicine will lead a symposium on April 26 to probe the interplay of physical and mental health through development. Other topics will include maternal psychopathology and associations with child physical health outcomes, and health-risking sexual behavior.

The conference will provide a “pregnancy to death view across the life course,” and serve to summarize “the latest and greatest of what the big longitudinal studies are telling us about interactions of physical and mental health,” said Worthman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology.

To register or for more information, contact Isabel Roldos at iroldos@emory.edu.