Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles promotes healthy futures by attending to the physical, emotional, and social needs of young people ages 12 to 25. Our Board Certified Adolescent Medicine Specialists (from the field of pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine) focus on health promotion, treatment, and prevention using a model of positive youth development. An interdisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, health educators, and other professionals collaborate with our physicians and nurses to support the health and wellbeing of young people.

Meet The Project Lead(s)

Marvin Belzer, MD


Site Lead


4650 Sunset Blvd, MS 2

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Meet The Team

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

The Training, Research, and Community Engagement Program at the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine conducts research addressing a wide area of issues relevant to the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults. Through research, we seek to improve our understanding of the protective factors that help young people deal more effectively with adversity as well as the risk factors that may threaten young people’s health.

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Related Protocols

Protocol NumberName
ATN 165 Linking Youth to PrEP Services (LYPS)/atn-165
ATN 167Legal, Economic and Affirming Peer Support (LEAP)/atn-167
ATN 168HIV And Pregnancy Prevention in Youth (HAPPY) - Step 3/atn-168
ATN 170IMPACT/atn-170

Team Members

Joaquin Gutierrez
Devlin Diaz
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Miguel Martinez, MSW, MPH
Julie McAvoy-Banerjea, MPH
Jonathan Warus, MD



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