Jane Harness joined faculty as an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Michigan in 2022. Her research interest is focused on the intersection of media and youth mental health. She has presented at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual conferences and published on this topic. She has worked on a number of projects in collaboration with colleagues on the AACAP Media Committee, including updating “Facts for Families” and drafting policy statements.
AACAP News articles written by Dr. Harness:
Mental Health Advocacy and Contagion:A Double Edged Sword? - see page 264
Why Caregivers Should Worry About Elon Musk Buying Twitter - see page 146
From Werther to Papageno, Selena Gomez has Flipped the Script on Her Mental Health Influence - see page 15
Teens say social media is stressing them out. Here's how to help them
Dr. Jane Harness’ study is cited in this NPR piece.
Eating Disorder Exploitation in Entertainment: Helping the Artists and Their Fans
Drs. Jane Harness, Maria Tocco, and Natalie Prohaska published an article in Psychiatric Times
Social media: Top setting tips to promote positive boundaries, mental health for young people
Experts share tech savvy ways to better manage and control social media use on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for youth, teens and kids.
Many young people recognize negative impact of social media and have considered deleting accounts
Youth ages 14-24 often use strategies to regulate social media use, from time limits to changing settings.
What does "Stranger Things" have to do with mental health?
A child and adolescent psychiatrist reacts to Season 4 of the hit series.
- Undergraduate: University of Michigan
- Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Psychiatry Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center