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S. Bryn Austin, ScD

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital


bryn.austin@childrens.harvard.edu

S. Bryn Austin, ScD

Boston Children's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Professor, Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

S. Bryn Austin, ScD, is Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She is also Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor in Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. With expertise in the behavioral sciences and social epidemiology, her research includes examination of social and physical environmental influences on cancer risk behaviors in adolescents and young adults. Her areas of specialization include overweight, disordered weight control behaviors, tobacco and alcohol use, and other behaviors in adolescents and young adults with consequences for cancer and chronic disease risk. Much of her work relates to health disparities, particularly sexual orientation group disparities in health exposures and outcomes. She has been the PI of a number of funded grants to study the distribution and determinants of sexual orientation group disparities in health, including grants from the American Cancer Society (“Breast and Colon Cancer in Lesbian and Bisexual Women: A Prospective Study” RSGT-07-172-01-CPPB) and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (“Sexual Orientation and Health Disparities in Adolescence” R01 HD045763).

Publications

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  • Walton K, Kleinman KP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Horton NJ, Gillman MW, Field AE, Bryn Austin S, Neumark-Sztainer D, Haines J. Secular trends in family dinner frequency among adolescents. BMC Res Notes 2016; 9:35. PubMed
  • Agénor M, Potter JE, Austin SB. Sexual Orientation Identity Disparities in Awareness and Initiation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Ann Intern Med 2015; 163:960-1. PubMed
  • Agénor M, McCauley HL, Peitzmeier SM, Haneuse S, Gordon AR, Potter J, Austin SB. Sex of Sexual Partners and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among U.S. Girls and Women. Am J Prev Med 2015. PubMed
  • Agénor M, Peitzmeier S, Gordon AR, Haneuse S, Potter JE, Austin SB. Sexual Orientation Identity Disparities in Awareness and Initiation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Among U.S. Women and Girls: A National Survey. Ann Intern Med 2015; 163:99-106. PubMed
  • Roberts AL, Rosario M, Calzo JP, Corliss HL, Frazier L, Austin SB. Masculine boys, feminine girls, and cancer risk behaviors: an 11-year longitudinal study. J Adolesc Health 2014. PubMed
  • Austin SB, Pazaris MJ, Wei EK, Rosner B, Kennedy GA, Bowen D, Spiegelman D. Application of the Rosner-Wei risk-prediction model to estimate sexual orientation patterns in colon cancer risk in a prospective cohort of US women. Cancer Causes Control 2014. PubMed
  • Katz-Wise SL, Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Jackson B, Haines J, Austin SB. Child abuse as a predictor of gendered sexual orientation disparities in body mass index trajectories among U.S. youth from the Growing Up Today Study. J Adolesc Health 2014. PubMed
  • Greaney ML, Hardwick CK, Spadano-Gasbarro JL, Mezgebu S, Horan CM, Schlotterbeck S, Austin SB, Peterson KE. Implementing a multicomponent school-based obesity prevention intervention: a qualitative study. J Nutr Educ Behav 2014. PubMed
  • Cohen JF, Rimm EB, Austin SB, Hyatt RR, Kraak VI, Economos CD. A food service intervention improves whole grain access at lunch in rural elementary schools. J Sch Health 2014; 84:212-9. PubMed
  • Roberts AL, Galea S, Austin SB, Corliss HL, Williams MA, Koenen KC. Women's experience of abuse in childhood and their children's smoking and overweight. Am J Prev Med 2014; 46:249-58. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Frazier AL, Rosario M, Kahn JA, Austin SB. Influence of hormonal contraceptive use and health beliefs on sexual orientation disparities in Papanicolaou test use. Am J Public Health 2014; 104:319-25. PubMed
  • Rosario M, Corliss HL, Everett BG, Reisner SL, Austin SB, Buchting FO, Birkett M. Sexual orientation disparities in cancer-related risk behaviors of tobacco, alcohol, sexual behaviors, and diet and physical activity: pooled Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. Am J Public Health 2014; 104:245-54. PubMed
  • Hatzenbuehler ML, Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Austin SB. Structural stigma and cigarette smoking in a prospective cohort study of sexual minority and heterosexual youth. Ann Behav Med 2014; 47:48-56. PubMed
  • Garnett BR, Buelow R, Franko DL, Becker C, Rodgers RF, Austin SB. The importance of campaign saliency as a predictor of attitude and behavior change: A pilot evaluation of social marketing campaign Fat Talk Free Week. Health Commun 2014. PubMed
  • Richmond TK, Spadano-Gasbarro JL, Walls CE, Austin SB, Greaney ML, Wang ML, Mezegebu S, Peterson KE. Middle school food environments and racial/ethnic differences in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: findings from the Healthy Choices study. Prev Med 2013; 57:735-8. PubMed
  • Austin SB, Pazaris MJ, Nichols LP, Bowen D, Wei EK, Spiegelman D. An examination of sexual orientation group patterns in mammographic and colorectal screening in a cohort of U.S. women. Cancer Causes Control 2013; 24:539-47. PubMed
  • Austin SB, Pazaris MJ, Rosner B, Bowen D, Rich-Edwards J, Spiegelman D. Application of the Rosner-Colditz risk prediction model to estimate sexual orientation group disparities in breast cancer risk in a U.S. cohort of premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012. PubMed
  • Jun HJ, Austin SB, Wylie SA, Corliss HL, Jackson B, Spiegelman D, Pazaris MJ, Wright RJ. The mediating effect of childhood abuse in sexual orientation disparities in tobacco and alcohol use during adolescence: results from the Nurses' Health Study II. Cancer Causes Control 2010; 21:1817-28. PubMed
  • Coker TR, Austin SB, Schuster MA. The health and health care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. Annu Rev Public Health 2010; 31:457-77. PubMed
  • Emans SJ, Austin SB, Goodman E, Orr DP, Freeman R, Stoff D, Litt IF, Schuster MA, Haggerty R, Granger R, Irwin CE, . Improving adolescent and young adult health - training the next generation of physician scientists in transdisciplinary research. J Adolesc Health 2010; 46:100-9. PubMed
  • Coker TR, Austin SB, Schuster MA. Health and healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth: reducing disparities through research, education, and practice. J Adolesc Health 2009; 45:213-5. PubMed
  • Austin SB, Kim J, Wiecha J, Troped PJ, Feldman HA, Peterson KE. School-based overweight preventive intervention lowers incidence of disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007; 161:865-9. PubMed
  • Ziyadeh NJ, Prokop LA, Fisher LB, Rosario M, Field AE, Camargo CA, Austin SB. Sexual orientation, gender, and alcohol use in a cohort study of U.S. adolescent girls and boys. Drug Alcohol Depend 2006; 87:119-30. PubMed
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