Tricia M. Austin, PhD, PT, ATC

Saint Louis University (SLU)

The long-term goal of this research is to establish and enact interprofessional interventions to improve the bone health of adolescents and young adults ultimately assisting with improving their future bone health and reducing the devastating physical and financial consequences associated with poor bone health. This long-term goal has three components including 1) educating adolescents and young adults on bone health and assessing the education interventions impact on bone health knowledge and behaviors, 2) identifying and understanding risk factors contributing to poor bone health and using this information to screen adolescents and young adults at risk for poor bone health, and 3) providing and assessing interprofessional interventions to improve adolescent and young adult bone health.