Date Developed: 1/25/2018. Source: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, Maternal and Child Health Life Course Research Network (LCRN). Presenter(s): Neal Halfon, MD, MPH; Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 15 minutes.
In this webinar, Drs. Halfon and Forrest present the 7 principles that comprise their life course health development framework, including the empirical evidence that underlies each principle and the implications for future research. By shining a light on how early experience conditions future biological responses and influences health development pathways, the presenters hope to encourage theory building and testing, inspire innovative transdisciplinary research, and lead to future discussions that can help to mature the framework into a scientific model with descriptive, explanatory, and predictive utility.