URAP

Dayna Stout

Racial Differences in Adolescent Marijuana Use

The research project focuses on social, economic, and political changes that have contributed to the racial differences in marijuana use of adolescents during the past few decades. We are analyzing historical trends based off various nationally conducted surveys on adolescents marijuana use. With use of these surveys, and previous research, we are attempting to understand the underlying factors that contribute to the historical shift in marijuana use between African-American, Hispanic and White adolescents.

Message to Sponsor

Working on this research project through the semester has been extremely rewarding and an important opportunity for my future aspirations. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue working into the summer and continuing to expand my knowledge on the public health field of research.
  • Major: Integrative Biology
  • Mentor: Denise Herd, Public Health