Our mission as the Social Media & Adolescent Health Research Team is to advance society’s understanding of the relationships between media and adolescent health towards educating adolescents, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent healthcare.
Our values include
-An interdisciplinary approach with emphasis on using ethical and sound research practices
-Partnering with other researchers, educators, clinicians and community members in the development and translation of our research findings
-A diverse and collaborative research team
Our vision is to provide education to adolescents and families towards safe internet use, to develop tools to assess internet use and define problematic internet use, and to both create and interpret messages within social media to promote healthy behaviors.