Collaborator Spotlight: Holly Gerla

Holly Gerla is a woman who wears many hats. While Holly’s official title at Charles Wright Academy is Academic Technology Coordinator, she is—amongst other things—a technology teacher to lower, middle and high school students. SMAHRT had the pleasure of collaborating with Holly while conducting focus groups with students at Charles Wright Academy to gain a … More Collaborator Spotlight: Holly Gerla

The Road to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Projecting forward to graduate school and future careers

By Aleenah Ansari / Communications Intern [Writer’s Note: Leading up to 20th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on May 19, we shared a bit about each of our research interns and their projects on various topics related to social media and adolescent health via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This is the final feature in a … More The Road to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Projecting forward to graduate school and future careers

The Road to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Building community through interdisciplinary collaboration

By Aleenah Ansari / Communications Intern [Writer’s Note: Leading up to 20th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on May 19, we shared a bit about each of our research interns and their projects on various topics related to social media and adolescent health via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This is the second of three features that … More The Road to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Building community through interdisciplinary collaboration

Intern Alum Spotlight: Haley Johnson

Committed to showing the impactful, collaborative work of SMAHRT By Aleenah Ansari  If you’ve ever wondered who created the concept for our SMAHRT features blog or provided live Twitter and Instagram updates about our research and upcoming programs, look no further than Haley Johnson, a SMAHRT alumni who served as the SMAHRT Communications Intern for … More Intern Alum Spotlight: Haley Johnson

The Road to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Research Exposure

Allowing students to explore independent research questions related to social media and adolescent health By Aleenah Ansari [Writer’s Note: Leading up to UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), we featured each of our research interns and their projects on various topics related to social media and adolescent health via our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter social media … More The Road to the Undergraduate Research Symposium: Research Exposure

Intern Spotlight: Jesse Rohwer

Exploring the intersection of social services, technology use, and policy By Aleenah Ansari / Communications Intern Although the research of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) often informs current understanding of how social media changes, and the ways it can be used more judiciously, these findings extend beyond the realm of guidelines for … More Intern Spotlight: Jesse Rohwer

“#proana: Pro-eating disorder socialization on Twitter” Study of the Month

Across various online platforms, like Facebook, there are Pro-Eating Disorder (Pro-ED) communities that portray eating disorders as lifestyles and idealize thinness. These communities are also known as “Pro-anorexia,” or ProAna. These communities have been studied on many platforms, but SMAHRT alum Alina Arseniev-Koehler wanted to examine these communities through the lens of Twitter. Twitter is … More “#proana: Pro-eating disorder socialization on Twitter” Study of the Month