Jane Harness, D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor


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

Dr. Harness' study, Youth Insight About Social Media Effects on Well/Ill-Being and Self-Modulating Efforts, was written up on WebMDLimiting Social Media Use in Youths Brings Challenges, Benefits


  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Psychiatry Residency: Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center

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