Dr. Yihong Zhao Secures $ 100,000 Grant Supporting New Research on Digital Media Use and Brain Development

May 2021

Dr. Yihong Zhao, Associate Professor at The Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies (CAS), is one of the members of an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional team that has been awarded a grant of $100,000 by the Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, for their research exploring the associations between screen media activity and brain development in school-aged children. The study, which was proposed following the Institute’s March 2020 Digital Media and Developing Brain Research Retreat, will examine the effects of a variety of specific media-based activities and focus on children ages 9-12. The results of this research will yield benefits and insights not only for the research community, but also for families, clinicians, and policymakers. We are excited for Dr. Zhao and the outcome of this study! To learn more, visit this page. Congratulations!

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