A Realistic Approach to Teen Substance Use and Mental Health in the Digital Age


Danielle Ramo, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Research Director at Hopelab, a social innovation lab designing science-based technologies to support adolescent health and emotional well-being. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco, leading a research program at the intersection of substance use and digital mental health.

Dr. Ramo has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters in drug use and mental health, and received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. Dr. Ramo’s writing has been published in outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle and Thrive Global, and she regularly speaks to teens and parents about substance use and mental health in the digital age.

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