Younan D, Li L, Tuvblad C, Wu J, Lurmann F, Franklin M, Berhane K, McConnell R, Wu A, Baker L, Chen JC. 2018. Long-term Ambient Temperature and Externalizing Behaviors in Adolescents. American Journal of Epidemiology: in press.
Dr. Wu collaborated with USC researchers on an individual-level, longitudinal study that investigated the association between ambient temperature and externalizing behaviors of over 1200 urban-dwelling adolescents in the Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior Study, in California. The researchers found that aggressive behaviors significantly increased with rising long-term average temperatures one to three years before the behavior assessment. These associations were slightly stronger among girls and families of lower socioeconomic status but greatly diminished in neighborhoods with more green space.