Overview: This webinar will describe lessons learned from a series of studies that used social media websites to recruit U.S. veterans into two survey research efforts and a randomized controlled trial addressing heavy alcohol use. As an increasing number of research studies are moving online, the methods described to reach this typically difficult-to-engage group using the Internet alone can be applied to a number of other populations and research designs.
Speaker: Eric R. Pedersen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California
Dr. Pedersen is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He is an adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is also the Director of Digital Mental Health and he is the Director of Digital Health within the SC CTSI. His research interests are primarily in the areas of young adult/adolescent alcohol use and co-occurring mental health disorders.