Grant W. Edmonds, Ph.D. has just been funded to study telomere length, a marker of cellular aging, to understand the relation between personality and health. The health outcome of leukocyte...
Over the past 20 years, research has shown that problems as diverse as obesity, academic failure, depression and delinquency can be prevented. ORI scientist Tony Biglan reports on how local agencies & associations are partnering to create a comprehensive, coordinated, evidence-based public health approach to improve the health & well-being of county residents.
Restricting food intake increases the reward value of food, and the more successful people are at caloric-restriction dieting, the greater difficulty they will face in maintaining the restriction....
Congratulations to Julie C. Rusby, Ph.D., who has just been promoted to Senior Scientist! Julie joined ORI in 1996 as a Research Associate and received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Oregon in 1998 with a focus on social development and prevention of behavioral problems. Dr. Rusby has considerable expertise in social development and behavioral problems, early childhood education and intervention, early adolescent peer relationships, and observation and Ecological Momentary Assessment methodologies. Dr. Rusby developed the Carescapes program, a video-based training for providers of home-based child care aimed at promoting social competence in preschool-age children. Julie also enjoys singing, gardening, and outdoor adventures (kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing, etc).