USC’s premier youth behavioral epidemiology research study aimed at answering crucial questions to better understand adolescent health and well-being.
what we are doing
The ADVANCE Study is currently collecting school-based data on causes of teen social behavioral health issues. This is accomplished by surveying a sample size of approximately 3,000 students of the Class of 2024 throughout Southern California over their four years in high school (2020-2024).
Our survey data will provide an evidence-base to drive local policy change that protects youth from drug exposures and guides prevention programs that promote comprehensive well-being.
Why are we doing this?
Current studies show high rates of risky behaviors among teens. A 2020 survey of 1,890 9th graders in 6 Los Angeles high schools showed that:
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