Supplement to Journal of Adolescent Health Devoted to Topic of Adolescent Risk and Vulnerability

In July 2002, the Journal of Adolescent Health published a 79-page supplemental issue entitled Adolescent Risk and Vulnerability — Workshop Report.

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota College of Medicine, (directed by this project's director, Robert Blum, MD, PhD), produced the supplement.

It was devoted to research papers developed for a National Academy of Sciences workshop on adolescent risk and vulnerability held on March 13, 2001 in Washington. The supplement was distributed to the journal's approximately 2,500 subscribers in July 2002.

Key Results

The supplement included the following articles:

  • "Adolescent Risk and Vulnerability: Overview" by Elena O. Nightingale and Baruch Fischhoff.
  • "Perceptions of Risk and Vulnerability" by Susan G. Millstein and Bonnie L. Halpern-Felsher.
  • "Vulnerability, Risk and Protection" by Robert William Blum, Clea McNeely and James Nonnemaker.
  • "Modeling the Payoffs of Interventions to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability" by Martha R. Burt, Janine M. Zweig and John Roman.
  • "Adolescent Vulnerability: Measurement and Priority Setting" by Baruch Fischhoff and Henry Willis.


The text was also made available to members through the society's website. The text is available to the public at the website of the National Academies Press.