Michael Carter, PhD

Michael Carter


Digital Wellness Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital

Michael Carter, a Scientist in Digital Wellness, received his PhD. in Communication and Media Studies from University of California, Davis, where his research has focused on the intersection of media and mental health among young adults and adolescents. Most recently, his work has begun to advocate for a shift in social media effects research towards studying social media within the bounds of a personal social media use framework. In Michael’s view, the increasing diversification of the commercial social media landscape provides novel opportunities to uncover how social media design may affect kids’ and teens’ health. Dr. Carter will be working with the team at the Digital Wellness Lab to study the impacts of emerging technologies and application design on young people’s mental health.

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