Meghan has been a research assistant at the Carsey Institute working with the Coos Youth Study (CYS) since 2009. Her interests include the stress process framework, mental health, substance ab(use), rural sociology, and youth and adolescents. She is co-authoring a book chapter focusing on rural-urban health disparities for the book, “Place and Health Among the Vulnerable,” allowing her to pull all of these interests together.
She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, concentrating in health and illness. Her dissertation examines the relationship between socioeconomic status, goal-striving stress and the impact they may have on depressive symptoms and delinquent behaviors among rural youth over time.
Teen Stress and Substance Use Problems in Coös: Survey Shows Strong Community Attachment Can Offset RiskNovember 29, 2011
Teachers Matter: Feelings of School Connectedness and Positive Youth Development among Coös County YouthOctober 11, 2010
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