Dr. Megan A Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and an adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington. She is Principle Investigator of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Dr Moreno’s training includes a MD from George Washington University, a Master’s in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s In Public Health from the University of Washington.
Dr. Moreno’s research interests focus on the intersection of technology and adolescent health. SMAHRT is a transdisciplinary research team with emphasis on trainee mentorship, collaboration, and diversity of members. Dr Moreno and her research team focuses on 3 core research areas: 1) innovative approaches to adolescent health using social media, 2) internet safety education and 3) measuring technology use and misuse. Grant funding has included support from NIH institutes including NIDA, NCI and NIAAA, Department of Justice, as well as private foundations. An important aspect of her research is in translation of research findings into practices and tools for use in communities by parents, educators and providers. She is author of a parenting handbook for internet safety based on research and collaborations with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Moreno is a member of the executive committee on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communication and Media and the lead author on the 2016 policy statement “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents.” Dr. Moreno was a committee member on the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s 2016 report: “Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice.”