APA selects 2011-2012 Executive Branch Science Fellow

Haydon’s research has focused on disparities in health and wellbeing from adolescence through young adulthood
APA’s Science Directorate is pleased to announce its selection of Abigail Haydon as the incoming 2011-2012 APA Executive Branch Science Fellow. Haydon will receive her PhD in maternal and child health this spring from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research has focused on disparities in health and wellbeing from adolescence through young adulthood, with a particular focus on adolescent sexual patterns and adult sexual health. Prior to beginning her graduate work in developmental science, population research and public health, Haydon completed an undergraduate double major in psychology and public policy analysis (Phi Beta Kappa) and worked for Durham, North Carolina’s Family Health International Research to Practice Initiative. Haydon will spend the year in a federal science agency and join APA’s two Congressional Fellows in the Washington, D.C.-based program APA runs under the umbrella of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).