September 29, 2023

Rebbca N. Dudovitz, MD & Dr. Dennis Johnston: Connections Between Student Participation in AVID and Better Health Behaviors Among High School Students – 548

Author: Steven Miletto

Rebecca N. Dudovitz, MD & Dr. Dennis Johnston Talk About Connections Between Student Participation in AVID and Better Health Behaviors Among High School Students. This is episode 548 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Rebecca Dudovitz, MD, MSHS is an Associate Professor in General Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dudovitz graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2005 and completed her residency training in the UCLA Pediatric Community Health and Advocacy Training (CHAT) program in 2008. After residency, she served as a chief resident before entering a health services research fellowship through the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Through the Clinical Scholars Program, she gained expertise in community based participatory research and received a master’s degree in health services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Following her fellowship training she joined the faculty in the division of General Pediatrics. In addition to seeing patients, she supervises resident physicians and medical students, and directs Health Services Research for the Department of Pediatrics. Her research focuses on school health and how academic achievement and school environments influence health behaviors.

Dr. Dennis Johnston is responsible for overseeing AVID Center’s research agenda and coordinating evaluation efforts of the various components of the AVID College and Career Readiness System. Prior to joining AVID, Dr. Johnston served as Director of Assessment, Accountability and Research at the San Diego County Office of Education; was the Director of Assessment and Evaluation for the Grossmont Union High School District; the Senior Research Associate of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System; and was part-time faculty at the College of Education at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Our focus today is a report titled, “The AVID program leads to lower substance use, better health behaviors among high school students, UCLA-led research suggests.”

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So much to learn!

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