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Join Professor Alexandra Loukas as she discusses the alarming jump in e-cigarette use within the past year among high school and middle school age students.

Loukas’ research focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation. She has a special interest in examining how factors from multiple ecological levels (e.g., family, school, culture) interact to protect youth from negative health outcomes.¬†She is the Barbie M. and Gary L. Coleman Professor in Education within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

Discovery Minute is a video series that highlights and introduces various topics that are researched by faculty at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Our faculty explore topics that have a direct impact on education, policy, health, and our community.

-Motion graphics and video editing by Davey Newton