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Call for Papers: 2018 Add Health Users Conference


2018 Add Health Users Conference

Monday-Tuesday, July 23-34, 2018

National Institutes of Health Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

Abstract submission is now closed

Abstracts were due by 11:59PM EDT on March 31


Do you use data from Add Health? (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult 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 13th 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:

  • Submissions using Wave V data
  • 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



Abstract submission is now closed.

  • 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 2,500 characters. 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

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 2018 conference will be posted on the conference homepage – Please check back soon!

Questions? Please email the conference organizers at

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


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


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

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