About the RHAYA Lab

cautionfree The Risky Health among Adolescents and Young Adults (RHAYA) laboratory was initiated in the Spring of 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 theĀ biobehavioral and social-contextual processes underlying risky behavior. Addressing newer forms of health-risks gaining popularity among youth, like 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.

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RHAYA lab students at the first data collection of the 2015-2016 year

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End of the Academic Year Celebration, May 2016. From left to right: Jennifer Batshoun, Jaleeza Perez, Patricia Pittman, Dr. Isabella Lanza, Heather Teeter, Nadine Ruiz (Celine Castellano not pictured)

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