Consortium Advisors

Jazmin Reyes-Portillo
Advisor
Jazmin is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University. Her areas of research are digital health, youth mental health services, suicide prevention, depression, anxiety, and Latinx mental health. As an advisor of the TAM Data Consortium, Dr. Reyes-Portillo is excited to help facilitate the process of making data more accessible to underrepresented populations, including researchers and community members.
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John Pateña,
Advisor
John’s career focuses on mental health research that develops novel behavioral interventions using technology. His research interests are in preventing mental illness among at-risk populations and innovating mental health care. John is also interested in working collaboratively with communities to implement programs/policies that support population mental health and health equity. For the last two years, John has worked with TAM for the past two years on an intervention to prevent cyberbullying and to investigate how COVID-19 impacted teens' technology use and emotional wellbeing. He is most excited to see TAM's growth into a Data Consortium to share the data his team collected and to be part of a community that values this research. He would like to offer perspective on being a data recipient and data provider.
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Stephanie Craig Rushing
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Stephanie's work focuses on designing and evaluating interventions to improve adolescent health, including an online portal for tribal health educators to access effective culturally-relevant health curricula (www.HealthyNativeYouth.org ), and We R Native (www.weRnative.org), a multimedia health resource that empowers Native teens to get actively involved in their health and wellbeing using social media, text messaging, and an Ask Auntie Q&A service. Stephanie completed her Masters of Public Health concentrating on International Health Development at Boston University, and her PhD in Public Administration and Policy at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, focusing on Community Health and Social Change. Stephanie is excited to support collaborations that inspire and expand research on adolescent technology use and mental wellness, particularly for students and new investigators.