Anna (Fulton) Jolliff recently joined several of her SMAHRT colleagues, by joining the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. Joliff joins Kole Binger, Aubrey Gower, Marina Jenkins and Bradley Kerr; all members of Megan Moreno‘s Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT). SMAHRT strives to provide education to adolescents and their families towards safe internet use. The team develops tools to assess internet use and defines problematic internet use. Moreno and her team also creates and interprets messages within social media to promote healthy behaviors.
Jolliff’s has been a member of the UW-Madison campus since September 2016. She is currently serving as a Research Specialist in the Department of Pediatrics, as a member of Professor Moreno’s SMAHRT team. However, her research has spanned across campus, including Counseling Psychology, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Implementation Sciences. Earning her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from UW-Madison, Jolliff states that her studies influenced the way she approaches research. Across disciplines, the underlying theme of her work is “How do our intra- and interpersonal selves influence the way we manage complex external process?”.
She has examined disordered eating and alcohol use in the context of negative self-awareness and interpersonal relationships. Jolliff has sought to understand how under-studied populations manage chronic illness, and how their home environments facilitate illness management. Her research has also explored the interpersonal variables which influence antibiotic stewardship interventions. Jolliff’s research has recently aimed to understand, define, and disseminate healthy technology use among adolescents.
Please join us in welcoming Anna to The Holtz Center.