Center for Digital Health

Seminar Series 10/14 with Jacqueline Nesi, PhD: Adolescent Social Media Use and Mental Health

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On Wednesday, October 14th, Jacqueline Nesi, PhD presented: "Adolescent Social Media Use and Mental Health." 

Jacqueline (Jackie) Nesi, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and a clinical psychologist. Dr. Nesi’s research examines the role of social media in adolescents’ peer relationships and mental health, with a focus on depression and suicidal thoughts and behavior. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and she is currently funded by a K23 award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Adolescent Health and Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and her work has been featured in popular media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Teen Vogue. She has also served as an invited speaker for the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Nesi is passionate about understanding how and for whom social media use influences adolescents’ mental health, so as to identify and intervene with youth most at risk.