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Social Media

Digital health practices, social media use, and mental well-being among teens and young adults in the U.S.

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Behavioral Science Collaborations

In collaboration with Dr. Andrew Fuligni from The University of California, Los Angeles, we are expanding the research showing health-protective benefits from “acts of kindness” interventions.

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Cancer

The objective of the current study was to examine social functioning among AYAs within the first 2 years after a cancer diagnosis and compare their scores with population norms and identify trajectories of social functioning over time and its correlates.

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Behavior Change

Here we report the results of a measurement validation study and a preliminary proof-of-concept experiment testing the impact of Zamzee to promote MVPA.

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Behavioral Science Collaborations

In collaboration with Dr. Tamara Taggart from George Washington University,  we’re examining the use of online crowdsourcing contests to directly engage youth in the development of behavioral health interventions.

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Behavioral Science Collaborations

In collaboration with Dr. Sonya Lyubomirsky from The University of California, Riverside, we are expanding prosocial research that might benefit young adult health.

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Behavioral Science Collaborations

In collaboration with Dr. Edith Chen from Northwestern University, we are investigating whether and in what ways a year-long mentoring program might impact the metabolic and cardiovascular health of mentors.

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Research

In May 2020, the Hopelab strategy team sent a digital survey through national and regional networks of national service providers to assess the digital readiness of organizations and their stakeholders.

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Cancer

The following summarizes results from a randomized controlled trial measuring Re-Mission’s impact on patient behavior and provides a short overview of the development process used to create the game.

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Chatbots

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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Behavioral Science Collaborations

In collaboration with Dr. Glen Coppersmith and Dr. Alex Fine of Qntfy, we’re investigating whether specific social media behaviors are related to mental health and well-being in youth.

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