P2P: Pathways to the Present

The Pathways to the Present (P2P) Study aims to examine the developmental processes linking childhood experiences and risky health behaviors in emerging adulthood, a separate period of the life course, covering approximately ages 18 to 25. Currently, minimal understanding of how childhood experiences influence risky health behaviors in emerging adulthood limits the success of prevention and intervention efforts. The P2P study advances the mission of VCU to provide the scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of risky health behaviors in urban settings and diverse communities.

Are you a non-college individual OR community college student between the ages of 18 and 21?

We invite you to participate in a confidential ONLINE study that investigates the impact of early childhood experiences on later development. For more information, click HERE!

Funding Partners: Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY)
PI: Sunny Shin, Ph.D.