A primary goal of Dr. Tannerís research is to translate scientific information concerning healthy and optimal growth and development from adolescence through young adulthood to forums, audiences, and publications for use in policy and program development, and for educational purposes. Through service to a variety of committees and organizations, Dr. Tanner is committed to building awareness of the need for and increasing the availability of resources to facilitate healthy transitions to adulthood.

Dr. Tanner is the Current Co-Chair of the

Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood
The SSEA represents a growing assembly of international, multidisciplinary professionals interested in the age period of emerging adulthood, ages 18 to 30.

Dr. Tanner currently serves on the Board of Directors of

Yellowbrick, Inc.
Yellowbrick is a private, physician-owned and -operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to create a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging adults.

And on the Editorial Boards of

Journal of Adolescent Research
Editor: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Clark University
For over 20 years, the Journal of Adolescent Research (JAR) has been the must-read publication for all academics, practitioners, policy-makers, and journalists interested in a global perspective (not just North America) on adolescence (ages 10-18) and emerging adulthood (ages 18-25).

Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Editor-In-Chief: Roger J.R. Levesque, Indiana University
Journal of Youth and Adolescence provides a single, high-level medium of communication for psychologists, psychiatrists, biologists, criminologists, educators, and professionals in many other allied disciplines who address the subject of youth and adolescence.

Former Graduate Student Representative to the

Society for Research on Adolescence
The Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) is a rapidly growing, dynamic society focused on the theoretical, empirical, and policy research issues of adolescence through research and dissemination.