Adolescent Health


The purpose of the Adolescent Health RIG is to encourage networking, mentoring, and collaboration among researchers who target adolescents. Those who are actively conducting research or who are interested in research involving adolescents are welcome. Through our RIG, members can engage with other researchers in the field, receive consultation from senior researchers, find a mentor, or become a mentor to others.

Who Should Join?

Anyone with an interest in adolescent health scholarship or desires to engage in clinical discussions of the health care challenges impacting this vulnerable population.

RIG Communication

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Meet the RIG Leadership


Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville


Maha Albdour, PhD, M.S.N., RN, APHN-BC
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Nursing

Past Chair

Carolyn R. Smith, PhD, M.S.N., RN, BSN
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Grants Representative

Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, APRN, CNE
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2018-2019 RIG Awards

Adolescent Health is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIG membership:

Nominations are now closed. Winner will be announced at the 43rd Annual Research Conference in Kansas City, MO.  Please plan to join us for the full conference and the Adolescent Health RIG meeting.

2018 Goals

Organize and submit Guaranteed Symposium for 2019 conference – RIG members agreed on the topic/focus of the guaranteed symposium for 2019
Implement RIG newsletter – RIG members expressed a desire for increased communication about what is going on with other RIG members throughout the year. We will adopt a newsletter approach that will be sent out 3x per year to RIG members via the listserv.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  1. To recognize the scientific contribution of members to adolescent health research
  2. To build and support collaborative research partnerships among MNRS members
  3. To disseminate information specific to researchers targeting adolescents
  4. To promote mentorship and networking among members

Recent Activities/Highlights

The Adolescent Health RIG plans to submit for a competitive symposium for the 2018 MRNS conference. Be sure to join the Adolescent Health RIG to receive announcements about this opportunity as well as other important RIG news throughout the calendar year.

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Adolescent Health RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Adolescent Health RIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference.
Adolescent Health RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.
Adolescent Health RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference.