Northwestern University Fellowship Funds Longitudinal Study of Health Care Needs of Juvenile Delinquents

In 1995, researchers at Northwestern University launched the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal survey tracking the health care needs and outcomes of youth from the Cook County (Chicago) juvenile justice system.

In 2003, Northwestern established a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at its Feinberg School of Medicine to train a recent PhD recipient in the skills necessary to study high-risk populations.

Key Results

  • The fellow, Jason Washburn, PhD, co-wrote four journal articles and papers for eight presentations at professional meetings during his fellowship.