Jason Nagata

Closed (1) Informing screen time guidelines for adolescents using epidemiologic analysis of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

The goal of the URAP project is to determine prospective associations between contemporary screen time exposures and mental and cardiovascular health outcomes in adolescents, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcomes of this work can inform guidelines and interventions to maximize benefits of adolescent screen time while mitigating potential risks.

The URAP student will clean, code, and analyze data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, the largest longitudinal study of brain development and child health in the United States. The study follows 11,878 children (ages 9-10 in 2016-18) recruited from 21 U.S. research sites for 10 years. These data support interdisciplinary research bridging the social, biological, and computational sciences. Our lab has an active data use agreement with the ABCD Study and access to all data through the National Institute of Mental Health data archive.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Jason Nagata, MD, MSc

Qualifications: The student should have a background in public health/epidemiology and knowledge of Stata software. Ideal candidates should have experience with data management, cleaning, statistical coding, and analyses (linear and logistic regression, mediation, interaction, longitudinal analyses).

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: The work and individual meetings can be done remotely, but there would be the opportunity to come to UCSF for meetings if desired. Students could participate in lab meetings on Zoom.

Related website: https://nagatalab.ucsf.edu/
Related website: https://profiles.ucsf.edu/jason.nagata