Can attending a higher-performing high school reduce teens’ marijuana abuse? UCLA study reaffirms schools’ role in shaping behavior.
Students from lower-income neighborhoods who attended one of five high-performing Los Angeles County high schools were less likely to abuse marijuana than those who weren’t offered admission, UCLA researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics. The correlation between attending one of the schools and marijuana abuse was particularly consistent for boys.
ITM Researcher Featured in New York Times Magazine
The New York Times Magazine recently featured ITM Associate Director and Learning Healthcare Systems Core Leader David Meltzer, MD, PhD, for his work measuring the value of the doctor-patient relationship.