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Growing Older, Thinking Wider: From Child to Life-Course Epidemiology

06.23.2017 @ 11:45 am

Colleagues and former students of Jane Costello will discuss Costello's impact on the field of epidemiology during this Festschrift June 23 at the Sanford Building on Duke's West Campus. Speakers include Randall Akee, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Tom Cook, Northwestern University; Helen Egger, NYU Langone Medical Center; Ronald Kessler, Harvard Medical School; Barbara Maughan, King's College, London; Edwin van den Oord, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Adrian Angold, Daniel Blazer, William Copeland, and Candice Odgers of Duke University.Costello is associate director of the Center for Child and Family Policy and professor of medical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke. She came to Duke in 1988 to found a research program in child psychiatric epidemiology with her husband, Adrian Angold. Together, they redefined the topic as developmental epidemiology and began a longitudinal study on the need for and access to psychiatric services. Costello studied the same group of 1,400 people living in the mountains of western North Carolina for more than 20 years as part of the Great Smoky Mountains Study, a landmark longitudinal study that began in 1992. In 2014 she testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, stating that small infusions of cash provided by the local casino were associated with considerable improvements in children's rates of depression, anxiety and conduct problems.Reception following.

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Layko, Erika - ehlayko@duke.edu

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