Department of Psychology
Rates of depression and suicide among adolescents have increased in the past 10 years, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death among individuals aged 10-24. To address this major public health problem, Dr. Jessica Hamilton’s program of research focuses on identifying and modifying developmentally-informed risk and protective factors for youth suicide, particularly aimed at reducing disparities in suicide. Specifically, Dr. Hamilton will describe her research examining sleep and social media as both potential risk factors and opportunities for prevention, and how her research harnesses advancing technology to better understand and prevent adolescent suicide risk.
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