Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Selkie earned her MD and MPH from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and trained in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She also completed fellowships in Adolescent Medicine and Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) at Seattle Children's and the University of Washington.
Dr. Selkie’s research at CHEAR seeks to understand how adolescents use digital technology in both prosocial and antisocial ways, and how peer interactions through social media may impact health and wellbeing in adolescent and young adult populations. Her current work examines predictors and consequences of adolescent peer communications on social media through a mixed-methods approach.
Dr. Selkie is also the Research Director of Child and Adolescent Gender Services at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Her research in the clinic focuses on qualitative and quantitative measures of social support and wellbeing among transgender and gender diverse youth.
MPH, University of Wisconsin, 2009
M.D., University of Wisconsin, 2008
B.A., Denison University, 2004
Our lab develops and organizes studies on the ways adolescents use social media and the impact of social media on adolescent wellbeing. We use mixed methods and work with both qualitative and quantitative data. Our lab likes the challenge of using innovative research methods and strategies, especially in the realm of directly observed social media behavior.