SMAHRT has contributed to almost 100 research publications. Here are a select few, organized according to our core research areas.

Core 1: Technology use and misuse

Moreno MA, Jelenchick LA, Koff R, Eikhoff JE, Diermyer C, Christakis DA.  Internet Use and Multitasking Among Older Adolescents: An Experience Sampling Approach.  Journal of Computers and Human Behavior.  2012;4:1097-1102.


Jelenchick LA, Hawk S, Moreno MA. Problematic Internet Use and Social Networking Site use Among Dutch Adolescents. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2015. 55:535-41.


Koff R, Moreno MA. Older adolescents’ perceptions of personal Internet use. College Student Journal. 2013;47:2.


Moreno MA, Jelenchick LA, Christakis DA. Problematic Internet Use Among Older Adolescents: A Conceptual Framework. Computers and Human Behavior. 2013;29:1879-1887.

Core 2: Online safety

Selkie ES, Kota R, Moreno MA. Cyberbullying Behaviors Among Female College Students: Witnessing, Perpetration, and Victimization. College student journal. In press.


Selkie EM, Fales JL, Moreno MA. Cyberbullying Prevalence Among US Middle and High School-Aged Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Quality Assessment. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2015 [epub ahead of print].


Kota R, Schoohs S, Benson M, Moreno MA. Characterizing cyberbullying among college students: Hacking, Dirty Laundry and Mocking. Societies. 2014;4:549-560.


Moreno MA, Egan KG, Bare KA, Young HN, Cox ED. Internet Safety for Youth: Stakeholder Perspectives. BMC Public Health. 2013 Jun, 5;13:543.

Core 3: Social media

Moreno MA, Arseniev-Koehler A, Litt D, Christakis DA. Evaluating college students’ displayed alcohol references on Facebook and Twitter. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2016. Published online March 22, 2016.


Moreno MA, Ton A, Selkie E, Evans Y. Secret Society 123: Understanding the language of self-harm on Instagram. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2016;58:78-84.


Pumper MA, Kelleher E, Whitehill JM, Moreno MA. Identifying Depression and Suicide Displays on Twitter: Key Search Terms and Characteristics. Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. 2014;1:003.


Moreno MA, Kacvinsky LE, Pumper MA, Wachowski L, Whitehill JM. Associations between social media displays and event-specific alcohol consumption by college students. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2014;112: 251-256. PMC3929207.


Jelenchick LA, Eickhoff JC, Moreno MA. “Facebook Depression?” Social Networking Site Use and Depression in Older Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013; 52:128-130.

Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook

This book, authored by Dr. Megan Moreno and published in 2013, provides advice to parents when it comes to crucial conversations with their teenage children about healthy internet use. For more, visit the Sex Drugs ‘n Facebook website.

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