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Chris D

- Research Program Mentor

Industry expert


Psychiatry, Medicine, Business/Consulting

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Social Media and Mental Health Disorders

Social media is not going anywhere. We often discuss the mental health implications of the pervasiveness of social media, particularly for adolescents, but there is no definitive research as to the effects of time spent on specific social media outlets on specific symptoms. Surveying a moderate-sized group of young individuals as to their social media usage, and overlaying this data with a relevant, evidence-based questionnaire could help us understand specific adverse (or beneficial) effects that are associated with social media engagement.

Alternative Approaches to the Management of Mental Health Disorders

There are a number of natural and/or non-pharmacologic approaches to the management of disorders like anxiety and depression, but there is a general lack of high-quality research on these topics. A well-constructed review paper could help shed light on non-drug approaches to the treatment of mental health disorders.

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