Amanda Lenhart studies how technology affects human lives, with a special focus on families and children. A quantitative and qualitative researcher, Amanda is the Program Director, Health + Data at the Data & Society Research Institute. Over decades, she has examined how adolescents and their families use and think about technology, how young adults consume news, how harassment has thrived in online spaces, and how automation will impact workers. Her current work looks at how digital wellbeing is (or isn’t) designed into technology products and features. Dedicated to public communication, Amanda specializes in translating rigorous research for broad national audiences.
Data & Society Research Institute , Virtually Human Working Group Member