Inspired by Hope Realized by Science

Hopelab creates behavior-change tech to help teens and young adults live happier, healthier lives.

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Quit the Hit

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A 30-day intervention that teaches young people how to quit vaping through group chats on Instagram.

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Nod

Nod offers higher education leaders a research-backed tool they can confidently share with students, knowing it addresses two critical threats to student mental health: loneliness and depression.

Vivibot

An award-winning chatbot designed to support mental well-being in young people during the challenging period after cancer treatment.

Goal Mama

The Goal Mama app helps first-time moms better-set goals, track progress, and celebrate success.

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We work with young people to co-create interventions grounded in behavioral science and human-centered design, conducts rigorous testing, and distributes these solutions in collaboration with partners.

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Why do we have to keep proving that our lives matter?
Insight

How do we move on when fatal force against Black people has been normalized? How do we explain why Black people don’t get second chances and why video footage is vital to proving Black lives matter? How do we find resilience while enduring trauma?

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Transgender Visibility Matters
Insight

When the visibility of transgender people is threatened, human rights are threatened. We must band together to prevent blatant discrimination and stand up for what is right. Let us be clear. Transgender rights matter. Transgender visibility matters. 

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Glowing Up with Social Media
Insight

There’s more than one story to tell when you’re coming of age, surrounded by social media, especially as a young queer person in the wake of a global pandemic.

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TikTok, Gen Z, and Mental Health
Insight

For a lot of young people, mental health issues are a part of our story. This is the tale of how one Gen Zer leveraged TikTok to find resilience during the COVID pandemic.

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Teen Vaping Cessation and Mental Health Support
Project

In partnership with an expert field of researchers, designers, and content creators, Hopelab is setting out to improve the physical and mental health of teens by designing technology to support their ability to quit vaping.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience
Project

Hopelab’s team of researchers and designers are building technologies to support the health and happiness of LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. We’re calling this project, milk.

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External Investments at Hopelab
Project

This capability will allow us the flexibility to support both for-profit and nonprofit teams dedicated to scaling social impact. The health challenges facing today’s young people are multidimensional, intersectional, and broad.

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A Collaboration to Scale the MoMba Maternal Health App
Project

A research and engagement workshop with Elevate and Hopelab to better articulate the MoMba maternal mental health app’s value proposition.

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Implementing Goal Mama
Research

The present study explores barriers and facilitators experienced by public health nurses introducing a mobile health technology platform (Goal Mama) to the Nurse-Family Partnership home-visiting program.

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National Study — Coping with COVID-19
Research

One year into the pandemic, a new survey reveals that teens and young adults are actively turning to online sources to cope with mental health.

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Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial on Nod
Research

Read the results of the pilot randomized controlled trial on the nod smartphone app created to address loneliness among college students.

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JMIR Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial on Vivibot
Research

This pilot randomized controlled trial examined the feasibility of delivering positive psychology skills via the Vivibot chatbot and its effects on key psychosocial well-being outcomes in young adults treated for cancer.

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