We partner with academics, innovators, funders, and policy makers to catalyze insights from behavioral and academic science and unlock new pathways to tackling the systemic challenges affecting youth mental health and well-being.
Our emergent and early-stage work translates great ideas into action by identifying opportunity areas, bridging gaps, and leveraging lived experiences to drive science-driven health tech innovation.
Translational Science Collaborations
In collaboration with Dr. Tamara Taggart from George Washington University, we’re examining the use of online crowdsourcing contests to directly engage youth in the development of behavioral health interventions.
In collaboration with UCLA researchers, we aim to identify how providing social support affects adolescents’ emotional resilience to stress.
In collaboration with Dr. Edith Chen from Northwestern University, we are investigating whether and in what ways a year-long mentoring program might impact the metabolic and cardiovascular health of mentors.
In collaboration with Dr. Andrew Fuligni from The University of California, Los Angeles, we are expanding the research showing health-protective benefits from “acts of kindness” interventions.
In collaboration with Dr. Sonya Lyubomirsky from The University of California, Riverside, we are expanding prosocial research that might benefit young adult health.
In collaboration with Dr. Glen Coppersmith and Dr. Alex Fine of Qntfy, we’re investigating whether specific social media behaviors are related to mental health and well-being in youth.
In collaboration with Dr. Emily Falk from the University of Pennsylvania, we’re investigating whether youth’s real-world social networks influence the way their brains respond to information and how that shapes behavior choices.
A Shared Set of Experiences: Black Youth, Anti-Black…
Hopelab talks to the National Scientific Council on Adolescence and dives into why anti-Black racism needs to be highlighted in the understanding of adolescent development, the opportunities afforded by social tech, and how we translate knowledge to action.
From video games to apps to chatbots, Hopelab has created a broad range of science-based interactive technologies by reverse engineering health. We’re moving the needle on health behavior and moving the needle on outcomes.
TikTok, Gen Z, and Mental HealthIn partnership with Common Sense Media
For a lot of young people, mental health issues are a part of our story. This is the tale of how one Gen Zer leveraged TikTok to find resilience during the COVID pandemic.
What do purpose, connection, and control have to do with resilience? Pretty much, everything.
We need a better way to support teens and young adults in their efforts to socialize safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.