Aaron Broun is a post-baccalaureate IRTA fellow working under Dr. Kelvin Choi. His research interests include developmental disparities, interpersonal relationships, mental health, and health behavior. He is currently studying the effects of parental support on changes in tobacco use behavior during adolescence. He is also working on a study investigating the psychological, behavioral, and physiological effects of direct mail tobacco advertisements by socioeconomic status. In addition, he is working with collaborators at University of Maryland on an EEG study related to tobacco use.
Mr. Broun received a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Oberlin College in 2017. He spent a year at NIDDK studying epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation before joining NIMHD.