Call for Papers Issued for 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: Feb 28, 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 

How to Apply

Use the Abstract Submission Form available on the 2014 Add Health Users 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): 
    • No other sources of funding to attend the conference. 
    • Currently enrolled in undergraduate, pre-doctoral or post-doctoral training OR completed doctoral training within the last five years at time of submission. 
    • Interest in travel stipend is indicated on the abstract form.

More information about the 2014 conference will be posted on the conference page. 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 
Director, Add Health, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Rebecca L. Clark, PhD
Chief, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch, Center for Population Research, NICHD

Jan 27, 2014

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