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Get to know the SAFELab team at the University of Pennsylvania!

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Desmond Upton Patton, Ph.D., studies the impact social media has on well-being, mental health, trauma, violence and grief for youth and adults of color. 

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Mohammed Abusway

Mohammed Abusway

Robin Altman

Robin Altman

Kelly Anguiano

Kelly Anguiano

Nia Imani Atkins

Nia Imani Atkins

Philipp Blandfort

Philipp Blandfort

Jacquelyn Elizabeth Blum

Jacquelyn Elizabeth Blum

Eddie Bocanegra

Eddie Bocanegra

Sydney Brower

Sydney Brower

Brittany Ribeiro Brown

Brittany Ribeiro Brown

Tyler Isaiah Campbell

Tyler Isaiah Campbell

Janiya Clemmons

Janiya Clemmons

Eno Darkwa

Eno Darkwa

Danyelle Dawson

Danyelle Dawson

Lena Diasti

Lena Diasti

Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Natosha Dobbins

Natosha Dobbins

Antoinette Gardner

Antoinette Gardner

Dorothy C. Handfield

Dorothy C. Handfield

D. Fox Harrell

D. Fox Harrell

Becky Inkster

Becky Inkster

Nina Johnson

Nina Johnson

Abby Kamen

Abby Kamen

Ashutosh Kanitkar

Ashutosh Kanitkar

Patrick Leonard

Patrick Leonard

Enes Lima

Enes Lima

Michelle Lyttle Storrod

Michelle Lyttle Storrod

Jamie Macbeth

Jamie Macbeth

Divine Maloney

Divine Maloney

Mina Mohammadi

Mina Mohammadi

Mirinda M. Morency

Mirinda M. Morency

Emma Nechcamkin

Emma Nechcamkin

Mutale Nkonde

Mutale Nkonde

Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Maia Robinson

Maia Robinson

Chōkdee Rutirasiri

Chōkdee Rutirasiri

Kiran Samuel

Kiran Samuel

Charlotte Selous

Charlotte Selous

Thalea Lynn Torres

Thalea Lynn Torres

Irena Vera Trufunovic

Irena Vera Trufunovic

Victoria Muthoni Tswamuno

Victoria Muthoni Tswamuno

Roger Villarreal

Roger Villarreal

Durrell Washington

Durrell Washington

Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler

Emily Weinstein

Emily Weinstein

Amanda Weiss

Amanda Weiss

Todd Whitney

Todd Whitney

Chris Young

Chris Young

Fallon Wilson

Fallon Wilson