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Michael D. Resnick
Director of Research, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Michael Resnick, a sociologist, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Research for the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is also Director of the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Center. He was lead author on the first paper published from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), and is particularly interested in the identification of the factors, experiences and events in the lives of young people that protect against involvement in behaviors that are dangerous to adolescents and to others.

Dr. Resnick has earned four awards for outstanding teaching, including one from the Society for Adolescent Medicine. He is a reviewer for over 20 scholarly journals and serves on the board of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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