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Ariel Shensa, MA

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Statistician, Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

 
E-mail: ars146@pitt.edu

Education
BA, Chatham University, 1998
MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Research Interest  
Social Media and Mental Health
Waterpipe, Cigarettes, and E-Cigarette Use
Media Literacy
Survey Development
Structural Equation Modeling

Ariel is the statistician for the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Psychology in Education with a concentration in research methodology. Ariel is currently enrolled in the Clinical and Translational Science PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on media and health as well as various types of nicotine and tobacco use. Her future research goals include developing a clinical assessment tool and intervention to address maladaptive social media use among adolescent and young adult populations.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Jones JR, Colditz JB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Lin L, Terry MA, Primack BA. Associations between internet-based professional social networking and emotional distress. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (In press). 2016.
Sidani JE, Shensa A, Hoffman B, Hanmer J, Primack BA. Association between social media use and eating concerns among U.S. young adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (In press). 2016.
Levenson J, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Primack BA. Social media use and sleep disturbance among young adults. Preventive Medicine. 2016; 2016;85: 34-41.
Lin LY, Sidani JE, Shensa A, Radovic A, Miller E, Colditz JB, Hoffman BL, Giles LM, Primack BA. Association between social media use and depression among U.S. young adults. Depression and Anxiety. 2016; 2016:33(4): 323-31.
Shensa A, Sidani JE, Lin L, Bowman ND, Primack BA. Social media use and perceived emotional support among U.S. young adults. Journal of Community Health. 2016; 2016;41(3): 541-9.
Shensa A, Phelps-Tschang JS, Miller E, Primack BA. A randomized crossover study of Web-based media literacy to prevent smoking. Health Education Research. 2016; 2016;31(1): 48-59.
Sidani JE, Shensa A, Shiffman S, Switzer GE, Primack BA. Behavioral Associations with Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Dependence among U.S. Young Adults. Addiction. 2016; 2016; 111(2): 351-359.