The Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team, or SMAHRT, led by Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, vice chair of academic affairs and professor and division chief, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, will publish a theme issue with the Journal of Internet Medical Research-Mental Health on September 15, 2021. The theme issue, titled “Voices in adolescent technology use and mental wellness,” includes the work of Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) community members, youth briefs, and commentaries on the impact of technology and adolescent mental wellness.
The issue is published in advance of the fall TAM colloquium which will be held virtually September 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST. This two-day virtual event invites researchers, healthcare providers, educators, technology industry professionals, parents, and youth to engage in discussions around technology, mental health, and wellbeing. The first day will focus on TAM programs, including its new data consortium and what data are available to share, as well as discussing challenges in navigating technology and mental health research during a pandemic. The second day will focus on integrating youth into research processes and building successful youth-centered programs for youth. To learn more, visit tamprogram.org.