Research

Interests & Expertise

  • Effects of social media on health behaviors & well-being
  • Adolescent and young adult tobacco use
  • LGBTQ+ tobacco use disparities
  • Digital interventions for substance use
  • Co-occurring health risk behaviors

Selected Current Projects

Selected Completed Projects

  • ENDS Use in Adolescents
    • Pilot study examining patterns of e-cigarette use in teens over time and the development of dependence symptoms
    • Role: Project fellow
  • The Put It Out Project
    • Two pilot clinical trials testing the efficacy of the Put It Out Project, a Facebook smoking cessation intervention tailored to LGBTQ+ young adults
    • Roles: Project fellow, smoking cessation counselor
  • Effects of Social and Temporal Comparison on Health-Relevant Self-Perceptions
    • Experimentally tested the effects of social and temporal comparison on young adults’ perceptions of their health and fitness
    • Role: Doctoral candidate (dissertation)