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Call for Papers: 2014 Add Health Users Conference

Call for Papers: 2014 Add Health Users Conference

Thursday-Friday, June 26-27, 2014
National Institutes of Health Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

Sponsored by Add Health at the Carolina Population Center,

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Abstract submission deadline: March 10, 2014

Authors notified by April 1, 2014


Do you use data from Add Health?

(National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health)


Do you want to present your work, find out about other Add Health research projects, and talk with other Add Health users?

Submit an abstract for the 11th Add Health Users Conference!

Any papers using Add Health data are welcome.  Papers on both substantive and methodological topics are invited.  We especially encourage papers that use a multilevel longitudinal design linking adolescence and adulthood, including:

  • the use of biomarker data with longitudinal social, behavioral, and environmental data
  • research on genetic and environmental influences on health and behavior
  • the effects of adolescent environments on health, family, educational, and work trajectories into adulthood



Use the Abstract Submission Form (you may also access the Abstract Submission Form on the conference homepage).

  • For substantive presentations: Describe outcomes; hypotheses; Add Health data  used; and research plan, including key variables and analytic approach. Describe expected results.
  • For methodological presentations: Describe benefits of new methodology within the context of Add Health, aims, and analytic approach. Describe expected results.
  • Summary: Abstracts are limited to 250 words.  If your paper is accepted, the abstract will be distributed at the conference.
  • Indicate your preferences for didactic and/or breakout sessions on methodological issues in Add Health.
  • Indicate whether you are requesting a travel stipend (see below, under Travel and Expenses).


Travel and Expenses

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel and expenses.  
  • A limited number of travel stipends will be available.  Stipends will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit. Preferences will be given to special emphasis areas and underrepresented topics.
  • Eligibility for travel stipends (all 3 eligibility criteria must be met):    
1. No other sources of funding to attend the conference
2. Currently enrolled in undergraduate, pre-doctoral or post-doctoral training OR completed doctoral training within the last five years at time of submission
3. Interest in travel stipend is indicated on the abstract form      


More information about the 2014 conference will be posted on the conference homepage – Please check back soon! 

Questions? Please email Ley Killeya-Jones, Project Manager, Add Health,

We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your research based on the Add Health study.

Kathleen Mullan Harris, PhD                    Rebecca L. Clark, PhD
Director, Add Health                                Chief, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch
Carolina Population Center                      Center for Population Research , NICHD
UNC-Chapel Hill