Dr. Cavazos will present on systematic ways to explore social media posts about mental illness and substance misuse behaviors. Her research has implications for the delivery of online, accessible, and timely social media outreach that could facilitate new and more rapid responses in mental health promotion, prevention, and harm reduction initiatives.

About the speaker:
Dr. Patricia A. Cavazos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is a clinically trained licensed psychologist who has been involved in biomedical research for over 15 years. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), her research program leverages social media technology to help those struggling with substance use disorders and mental illness.