Research seminar: October 21, 2022

Social media and mental health

October 21, 2022

Dr. Brian Primack presents how to manage digital self-care. Based on more than 20 years of research, he explains the nuances of people’s relationship with social media and its impact on mental health.

Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, MS, EdM
Dean and Professor
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University

Dr. Primack combines his expertise in education, technology, human development, and medicine by researching both positive and negative effects of media messages on health. He is a pioneer on the use of media literacy education in preventing adolescent smoking, underage drinking, and other harmful adolescent health behaviors. He has also conducted extensive research on the new phenomenon of waterpipe ("hookah") tobacco smoking.