‘Facebook Whistleblower’ Joins Georgetown Mental Health Experts to Discuss Social Media’s Impact on Adolescent Mental Health
Georgetown Office of Communications
WASHINGTON (February 1, 2022) — Child and adolescent mental health experts from the Georgetown University Medical Center will participate in a conversation with Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager turned whistleblower, on the impact of social media on teen mental health. The event is hosted by the Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University. Georgetown researchers recently produced a review of seminal research on the relation of social media and adolescent mental health. Following the dialogue, the panelist will take questions from Georgetown University students.
- Frances Haugen, former Facebook product manager turned whistleblower
- Matthew Biel, MD, MSc, Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
- Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, RN, Chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, Child & Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Phyllis Magrab, PhD, Director of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development and Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine (opening remarks)
- Lee Jones, MD, Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine (closing remarks)
- Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
- This is a virtual event.
In addition to the Center for Child and Human Development, the event is also sponsored by the Georgetown University School of Medicine, School of Nursing & Health Studies, McCourt School of Public Policy, Center for Children and Families, and the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.