Workshop: Evaluation and Validation – Finding Research Metrics and Partners

Measuring and validating youth outcomes is essential to the success of connected wellbeing programs and interventions. Hear from researchers in health and educational technology about key considerations in evaluation and validation, and how to develop research studies, grant proposals, and partnerships.


January 16, 2024 at 1:30pm PST / 4:30pm EST

Video Recap


Candice Odgers

Professor of Psychological Science and Informatics, UC Irvine

Candice Odgers is a developmental psychologist who studies adolescents’ mental health and development. She leads the CERES network with Gillian Hayes where she tests how digital technologies can be leveraged to support key aspects of children’s learning and development, while also reducing growing divides in children’s online and offline lives. Her research has focused on how Adolescents and children are early and enthusiastic adopters of digital technologies, but the online world is too often not designed with them in mind.

Chelsea Olson

Program lead for the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing for the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Olson is currently the program lead for the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing program with the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT). She specializes in human development, specifically adolescent development with a focus on social-emotional and cognitive development and how this development plays out in online spaces. She also studies adolescent involvement in cyberstalking on social media and associated mental health outcomes. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jessica Borelli

Associate Professor of Psychological Science at UC Irvine

Jessie Borelli is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine. She is a clinical psychologist specializing the field of developmental psychopathology; her research focuses on the links between close relationships, emotions, health, and development, with a particular focus on risk for anxiety and depression. In her work, Dr. Borelli is interested in harnessing relationship science to develop interventions to improve mental health and well-being.

Kelli Dickerson

Director of Research for the CERES Network

Ashley Hunt

Senior Researcher, LearnPlatform by Instructure

Anthony Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Irvine

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Jan 16 2024


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