Sara Vasilenko (HDFS) PI, Xiafei Wang (SWK) MPI, and Rachel Razza (HDFS) co-I, The Impact of Longitudinal Patterns of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adolescent Reproductive Health: Examining Factors that Promote Resilience, NIH. 9/19/23-8/31/25
This project applies Longitudinal Latent Class Analysis to longitudinal data from the Future Families and Child Wellbeing Study. This project has three specific aims. The first aim will uncover patterns of multiple types of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across ages 3, 5, 9, and 15, and examine how these patterns may differ by race/ethnicity. The second aim will examine how longitudinal profiles of ACEs are associated with sexual and reproductive health outcomes at age 15, and how these associations differ by race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Finally, the third aim will examine how protective factors at different ages may buffer the effects of longitudinal ACEs profiles on sexual and reproductive health.