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:
Dr. Harness' study, Youth Insight About Social Media Effects on Well/Ill-Being and Self-Modulating Efforts, was written up on WebMD: Limiting Social Media Use in Youths Brings Challenges, Benefits
Can short video clips impact brain development? Dr. Jane Harness is interviewed for this Channel 4 story.
In the wake of a Surgeon General’s advisory, experts offer tips for families of teens and tweens
Dr. Jane Harness is quoted in this article discussing how youths are aware of the negative effects of social media and are actively implementing strategies to manage their usage, especially in terms of safety and time management.
Dr. Jane Harness’ study is cited in this NPR piece.
- Undergraduate: University of Michigan
- Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Psychiatry Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center