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Keynote Presentations for 2024 Symposium

Our keynote presenters have been invited to the Adolescent Health Symposium to provide their unique perspective on major issues affecting youth today.


Opening Keynote Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Ethier

Dr. Kathleen Ethier is a social psychologist and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Division of Adolescent and School Health in the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.

She has served as a leader at CDC in adolescent health as well as other capacities since 1999. Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Ethier spent six years on the research faculty at Yale University studying HIV, STDs and unplanned pregnancy prevention among women and adolescents. Her research has primarily focused on psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors related to adolescent mental and physical health. Dr. Ethier earned her PhD in social psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.