Researchers, clinicians, educators, government agency representatives, and others with expertise in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, pediatrics, communications, social work, public health, education, and more gathered to explore how digital media use impacts the social, psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and physical development of children. 


  • Jon-Patrick Allem, PhD, MA

    Director; Assistant Professor of Research Social Media Analytics (SOMA) Lab; Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Kara S. Bagot

    Associate Professor Department of Psychology, UCLA
  • Fiona Baker, PhD

    Director Center for Health Sciences, SRI International
  • Naomi Baron, PhD

    Professor Emerita of Linguistics American University
  • Rachel Barr, PhD

    Professor of Psychology Georgetown University
  • Marie Bragg, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Population Health, Director of Diversity Initiatives; Assistant Professor (affiliated) of Marketing Office of Science and Research, NYU Grossman School of Medicine; NYU Stern School of Business
  • Sophia Choukas-Bradley, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director Teen and Young Adult Lab (TAYA Lab), University of Pittsburgh
  • Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH

    Editor-in-Chief; Director; Chief Science Officer JAMA Pediatrics; Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Children & Screens: Institute of Digital Media & Child Development
  • Sarah Coyne, PhD

    Professor of Human Development School of Family Life, Brigham Young University
  • Jennifer Stine Elam, PhD

    Director of Outreach and Education Human Connectome Project, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth Englander, PhD

    Founder and Executive Director; Professor of Psychology Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center; Bridgewater State University
  • César Escobar-Viera, PhD, MD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Director Program for Internet Delivered Interventions on LGBTQA+ Mental Health (PRIDE iM), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Peter Fagen, JD

    Partner F3 Law
  • Josh Golin

    Executive Director Fairplay
  • James A. Griffin, PhD

    Chief; Director Child Development & Behavior Branch; Early Learning and School Readiness Research Program, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
  • Lauren Hale, PhD

    Professor of Family, Population, and Preventative Medicine; Founding Editor-in-Chief Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Sleep Health
  • Jennifer Harris, PhD, MBA

    Senior Research Advisor Rudd Center for Food Policy & Health, University of Connecticut
  • Karen F. Heffler, MD

    Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Hoffman, PhD

    Senior Scientific Program Manager National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
  • John Hutton, MD, MS

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Research Director Division of General and Community Pediatrics; Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Baroness Beeban Kidron

    Founder and Chair; Crossbench Peer 5Rights Foundation; UK House of Lords
  • Heather Kirkorian, PhD

    Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Harold Koplewicz, MD

    Founding President and Medical Director Child Mind Institute
  • Elizabeth Laird, MPA, MEd

    Director Equity in Civic Technology, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Victor Lee, PhD

    Associate Professor; Faculty Lead for AI and Education Stanford Graduate School of Education; Stanford Accelerator for Learning
  • Reg Leichty, JD

    Founding Partner Foresight Law + Policy
  • Cindy H. Liu, PhD

    Director; Assistant Professor Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Megan Maas, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Michigan State University
  • Lucía Magis-Weinberg, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, University of Washington
  • Clay Mash, PhD

    Program Officer Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), National Institutes of Health
  • Jason Nagata, MD, MSc

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco
  • Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW

    Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor, Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, Director SAFELab, University of Pennsylvania
  • Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD

    Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Mitch Prinstein, PhD, ABPP

    Chief Science Officer American Psychological Association
  • Jenny Radesky, MD

    David G. Dickinson Collegiate Professor of Pediatrics, Division Director Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH

    Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Child Health, Professor of Pediatrics, of Medicine, and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health, Director; Co-Director Stanford Solutions Science Lab and the Center for Healthy Weight; Stanford Screenomics Lab and the Human Screenome Project, Stanford University
  • Mark Rosenfield, PhD, FAAO

    Professor SUNY College of Optometry
  • Tamara Sobel, JD, CSE

    Health and Media Literacy Education Policy Content Specialist; National Advisor for Health and Media Literacy Media Literacy Now
  • Clifford Sussman, MD

    Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist; Internet and Gaming Addiction Specialist; Volunteer Clinical Faculty George Washington University
  • Eva Telzer, PhD

    Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Associate Editor; Co-Director UNC Chapel Hill; Child Development and Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience; Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain and Psychological Development
  • Brendesha Tynes, PhD

    Professor of Education and Psychology University of Southern California
  • Ari Waldman, JD, PhD

    Professor of Law University of California Irvine School of Law
  • L. Monique Ward, PhD

    Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Psychology Department, University of Michigan
  • Paul Weigle, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Services; Chair of the Media Committee Natchaug Hospital; American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Henry Willis, PhD

    Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology Program, University of Maryland, College Park


  • 4:00pm Coffee Hour for Mentorship Program Participants
  • 5:00pm Welcome
  • 5:15pm Keynote: Putting Children at the Centre of the Digital World
  • 6:00pm Flash Talks
  • 6:40pm Meet the Editors
  • 7:00pm Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party

  • 8:00am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am Welcome
  • 9:10am Keynote: Rethinking Children’s Privacy
  • 9:45am The Impact of Technology and Digital Media (TDM) Usage on Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • 10:45am Coffee Break
  • 11:10am Cyber Mirrors: Reflecting on Online Behaviors and Offline Realities
  • 11:10am Abstract Symposium: Young Children and Screens
  • 12:20pm Luncheon
  • 1:30pm Translational Efforts to Prevent and Treat Problematic Use of the Internet in Children and Adolescents
  • 2:30pm Sexts, Lies, & Videostream: Adolescent Sexuality Online
  • 3:30pm Break
  • 4:00pm Media and Parenting Across Childhood: The Importance of Relational Context, Family Media Ecology, and Structural Factors
  • 5:00pm Poster Session and Cocktail Party

  • 8:00am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am Welcome
  • 9:10am Keynote: GPT’s Siren Call: Should We be Worried?
  • 9:45am Digital Marketing to Children and Adolescents: Concerns and Opportunities to Address Harmful Practices
  • 9:45am National Studies: A Review of Existing Datasets
  • 10:45am Coffee Break
  • 11:10am Using EdTech Effectively: Balancing Student Learning, Wellness, and Data Privacy
  • 11:10am Abstract Symposium: Mental Health and Body Image
  • 12:20pm Luncheon
  • 1:30pm Social Media and Social Relationships Among Diverse Adolescents
  • 2:30pm Digital Media and Physical Health
  • 2:30pm Abstract Symposium: Parent Knowledge and Behavior
  • 3:30pm Break
  • 4:00pm Early Digital Media Use
  • 4:00pm Abstract Symposium: Prevention and Intervention
  • 5:00pm Free Time
  • 6:00pm Dinner at the International Spy Museum

  • 8:00am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am Breakout Sessions: Research Agenda Building
  • 10:45am Break
  • 11:15am Breakout Sessions: Clinical and Scientific Challenges
  • 1:00pm Luncheon, Breakout Group Reports, and Closing Remarks