I’ve been doing research since 2008 on how traditional and newer media impact the social behavior of preadolescents. I do research with the Children’s Digital Media Center@UCLA,  Common Sense Media and through my own lab at UCLA.

For my academic CV, click here.  For honors, advisory and community work, click here. If you are interested in working with us, reach out.

Past and Current Research Topics

Media, Kids and Character Development – How stories can best shape positive youth development – This research and report was done with Common Sense Media

Implicit Bias and Storytelling – This research is being conducted at UCLA

Screens, Face to Face Time and Non-Verbal Emotional Cues We are currently conducting a follow up study on this study at UCLA

Values on Popular Pre-Teen TV – This was a series of 3 studies on the relationship of TV, social media and values. We are currently conducting a follow up study at UCLA