About the RHAYA Lab

cautionfree The Risky Health among Adolescents and Young Adults (RHAYA) laboratory was initiated in Spring 2015 by Dr. H. Isabella Lanza at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

The RHAYA (pronounced RAY-uh) lab broadly examines health-risk behaviors from early adolescence to young adulthood. The lab focuses on co-occurrence of health-risks, such as obesity and substance use, as well as the biobehavioral and social-contextual processes underlying risky behavior. Addressing newer forms of health-risks popular among youth, such as e-cigarettes/vaping, is also a priority for the RHAYA lab. In addition, the RHAYA lab is interested in understanding developmental outcomes of obese youth from a social developmental perspective, including the role of bullying/victimization on school dropout.

Carly the Puggle, The RHAYA lab mascot



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