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Jana Haritatos, Ph.D.


Vice President, Research / Staff

As Vice President of Research at Hopelab, Dr. Haritatos leads the organization’s behavioral science research strategy and cultivates a network of scientific collaborators and advisor to inform the design, evaluation, and delivery of high impact solutions to improve the health and well-being of young people.

Prior to joining Hopelab, Dr. Haritatos received her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Michigan and completed an NIMH post-doctoral fellowship in Psychology & Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Psychiatry, where her research focused on psychological and socio-cultural determinants of health in diverse populations.

Content written by Jana Haritatos, Ph.D.

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Mental Health

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Reverse Engineering Health
Behavior Change

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Newly published research, sponsored by Hopelab, examining the social effects of cancer on the adolescent and young adult community was recently featured on “CBS This Morning.”

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